Laura Keenan | Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Laura Keenan

Catchment Community Group Facilitator

Bio

I am a trained specialist assisting farmers with their planning in nutrient management, policy, farm systems, business and strategy. I have experience working with farmers across most aspects of the primary industry including dairy, arable, sheep, beef and deer, and also horticulture and viticulture.

A farmer at heart, currently based in the Manawatu with my work spanning the length of the country. Constantly learning and engaging with other industry professionals allows me to acquire greater knowledge so I can customise my service for farmers and keep abreast of the most recent developments in the rural regulation and policy space.

Helping businesses understand their environmental obligations is my strength and I can assist farmers by empowering them to analyse their current systems and how they may operate under an evolving  environmental umbrella. I am a problem solver by nature and through authentic and genuine engagement can help build strong environmental frameworks and understanding amongst the farming network.

Qualifications

Massey University – Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management
Massey University – An Introduction To New Zealand’s Green House Gas Emissions and Management
Lincoln University – Bachelor of Agricultural Science (First Class Honours)
Red Meat Profit Partnership Accredited Facilitator
Land Use Capability Mapping Accredited
Kellogg Rural Leadership Program graduate

Experience

Having worked in the agronomy and farm systems field for over ten years, I have gained experience in all aspects of operational farm management. My skill set is based around agronomy; working with farm systems striving to achieve maximum production while balancing environmental outcomes.

A facilitator with the Red Meat Profit Partnership Programme. My role includes designing and managing detailed farmer extension programmes with the aim of increasing farmer participation in their own learning and applying this to their own business. Currently facilitating three RMPP Action Groups North Island wide.

Region(s): Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Taranaki/Manawatu

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