Richard Wakelin, B+LNZ’s General Manager Innovation, says this review will consider farmer investment - through B+LNZ – in Sector Capability, both overall and in its component parts.
“The review will look at B+LNZ investment in the current portfolio of activities, how these activities align with farmer needs and perceptions, and how they provide value back to the sheep and beef sector.”
The review will also consider future B+LNZ investment in areas not currently targeted.
Wakelin says B+LNZ, and its predecessor organisations, have invested significantly over many years in both developing the capability of people in the sheep and beef sector, and attracting new participants.
This has traditionally included leadership development, farm skills training, agribusiness management training, agriculture sector career promotion, school agriculture curriculum projects and the provision of a range of scholarship opportunities.
The review will be completed by April with B+LNZ announcing the outcomes mid-year.
The first part of the review process will capture insights via survey and interviews.
We are encouraging farmers to provide input into the review by completing the survey/submission. The closing date for the survey is Friday 22 February 2018.
B+LNZ Sector Capability Manager, Doug Macredie is the project lead and can be contacted for any information or to indicate interest in participating in a focus group.