Twenty-eight farmers from five continents and 12 different countries will soon spend 10 days in New Zealand taking part in the latest Rabobank Global Farmers Master Class – a state-of-the-art agri learning programme established in 2012 to bring together leading farmers from around the world to address global food security. Farmers from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Ireland, Kenya, the Netherlands, Peru, the United States and Zimbabwe will shortly touch down in New Zealand for the Rabobank GFMC beginning in Hamilton on November 27 and finishing in Queenstown on December 6. The event will feature presentations from top agricultural thinkers and business experts, interactive workshops and case studies, as well as visits to a range of flagship agribusiness operations in both the North and South Islands. Kiwi-based farmer participants – include Gisborne-based horticulture, sheep and beef farmer Tam Jex-Blake, Bay of Plenty-based dairy farmer Rory Bragg, North Otago-based sheep and beef farmer Grant McNaughton, South Taranaki-based dairy and beef farmer Mark Stevenson and Northern Southland-based livestock and cropping farmer Michael Wilkins.
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