B+LNZ Central Canterbury Farming for Profit Field Day: The Art and Science of Soil, Crops and Livestock

Event category
Field day
image of rolling hills at Akaroa

Come explore George and Emma’s recent farm system transition from a traditional store to a finishing operation.

This field day is kindly sponsored by Rabobank and Alliance.

Important information

  • Farm tour will be undertaken on motorbikes and side-by-sides. 
  • Helmets must be worn and drivers must be competent on hill country. 
  • Arrive at 11am for Health and Safety briefing and depart for farm tour – bring a packed lunch.


  • What opportunities has this presented within the business?
  • Overcoming adversity between floods and drought on Banks Peninsula.
  • Key learnings and messages for family farming succession.
  • Recent implementation of resolution for on farm recording and reporting.

Guest speakers

  • Dr Alistair Black (Senior Lecturer Agricultural Science at Lincoln University) will engage across stops on farm and highlight key agronomy knowledge relating to dryland hill country systems.
  • Fraser Harrison (Forage Systems Specialist at Agricom) will provide his thoughts and potential opportunities to the recent development and forages systems.
  • Paul Ruddenklau – resolution will be on farm to introduce Resolution which is a recent adoption by George and Emma for their on farm recording.
  • Rodney Smith – Rabobank has worked through the family’s recent succession and will share his top tips and experience to getting the process right.


Registration essential.

Registration closed.