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Dairy InSight joins the sponsor pool of excellence


Dairy InSight joins the sponsor pool of excellence

The Fonterra Westpac Dairy Excellence Awards have received further support with industry good funding group Dairy InSight sponsoring the Human Wealth Award.

"We are pleased to have Dairy InSight, whose focus is on enhancing dairy farming, sponsor the award that reflects excellence in lifestyle, community and industry," says Awards Chairman Jim Van der Poel.

"We believe that Dairy InSight fit well with the high standard of sponsorship in these awards and we look forward to an ongoing association with them.

"Dairy InSight's involvement in industry good initiatives provide the awards with another level of expertise for the regional committees," says Jim.

Dairy InSight Chief Executive Peter Bodeker says the organisation is pleased to lend its support to the awards, with the Human Wealth award a good fit with some of Dairy InSight's recent activity.

"We initiated the Let's Talk Dairying programme to help change some of the negative perceptions of the industry and to also demonstrate the attractive lifestyle opportunities it offers. The response has been overwhelmingly positive," says Peter.

Formerly human resources, the Dairy InSight Let's Talk Dairying Human Wealth Award has been re-named to reflect it is not only about staff, but also lifestyle, community and industry. Setting personal goals, striking the right balance between business and personal goals and then monitoring those goals form part of the criteria for this award. Setting aside time for family, the community and dairy industry are considered. The management of staff, their productivity, recruitment and retention, organisation and safety through compliance with OSH and ACC are other factors judged under human wealth.

The awards have the support of Dexcel and are sponsored by Holden, Ravensdown, Pioneer, DTS, Livestock Improvement and RD1.

The awards are run in eight regions, giving prizes for best farm business and farm manager, while also recognising lifetime achievement in the dairy industry within those regions. Regional dinners will be in March.

All regional winners then progress to the national final in Taranaki in June. All entrants compete for a total prize pool of more than $150,000 in cash and prizes.

Fonterra suppliers wishing to enter the awards should contact their local Field Representative or visit www.dairyexcellenceawards.co.nz

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