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LIC team to visit Southland farms

LIC team to visit Southland farms

Farmer-owned co-operative LIC has a team of more than 140 meeting in Invercargill next week, to check out the local dairy scene and connect with Southland farmers for its biannual sales conference.

The three-day event, which includes a number of visits to farms in the area, brings LIC’s nationwide team of farm solutions managers together to learn more about what’s happening on-farm, the challenges farmers are facing this season and solutions the co-op can provide.

Chief executive Wayne McNee says it is the first time the conference has been held in the South Island.

“LIC has a large number of customers in the South Island. Holding our conference there is one way we can show our commitment to them, and the growing southern dairy industry.

“It is our vision to improve the prosperity and productivity of all our farmers, all over the country, but there is no one size fits all.

“South Island farmers face some very distinct challenges from those in the North, and the best way for our team to learn about these, and for LIC to offer the right solutions, is to get out on-farm and hear from the people who live and breathe these challenges every day.”

McNee says the co-op recently increased its staff numbers in the South Island with eight new roles and more to come when the Lincoln Hub is setup.

“Farmers in the South Island can expect to see more of LIC, now and into the future as we grow our business down there too,” he said.


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