Chief Executive's Blog

The risk of suppressing innovation to improve environmental outcomes 8:23 AM, 21 September 2021 
Environment and climate change adaption top of mind for farm advisors8:02 AM, 30 June 2021 
Regenerative agriculture debate – where tribalism trumps pragmatism 4:45 PM, 24 March 2021 
Integrating carbon farming into the farming business 4:30 PM, 21 December 2020 
​Converting high-level visionary rhetoric into action12:06 AM, 21 September 2020 
The primary industry’s time to shine11:54 AM, 17 June 2020 
Separating the signals from the noise10:53 AM, 3 December 2019 
Situation deteriorates on-farm as multiple demands escalate6:29 PM, 18 October 2019 
​Carbon Zero Bill - step change or step too far?3:15 PM, 21 June 2019 
RBNZ's Capital Review - How much capital is enough?1:42 PM, 16 May 2019 
Education in the primary industry: crossroads or crosshairs?12:52 AM, 15 April 2019 
​Brexit – how did it come to this and what’s next1:04 PM, 8 January 2019 
Environment top of mind for rural professionals 3:54 PM, 5 November 2018 
Stephen Macaulay's Winston Churchill Fellowship Report6:50 PM, 7 August 2018 
​Undervaluing biosecurity represents a serious threat to our primary industries4:55 PM, 29 June 2018 
​Unintended consequences of changing land use10:30 AM, 26 March 2018 
Are alternative proteins setting the pace in understanding consumer needs?9:12 AM, 19 December 2017 
Future role of rural professionals in a big data world9:24 AM, 1 September 2017 
Quality advice key to whether farmers sink or swim in environmental tsunami10:17 AM, 16 August 2017 
Lack of national strategy and scale undermines the potential to develop world class agriculture and food innovation hubs2:46 PM, 30 June 2017 
Shifting expectations of urban New Zealand11:09 AM, 8 March 2017 
Irresistible forces of shifting landscapes and geopolitical change 11:03 AM, 9 December 2016 
​Dare to Dream11:22 AM, 2 September 2016 
What does the future look like for New Zealand lamb?3:31 PM, 10 June 2016 
The Institute's strategy focused on developing and growing the capability and business networks of the membership 11:47 AM, 8 April 2016 
Understanding and responding to volatility in the global dairy market 10:09 AM, 20 January 2016