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Growers Leading Change: National Programme Coordinator
Part-time, fixed term parental leave cover

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic extension specialist to oversee the ongoing management of our arable industry extension framework, Growers Leading Change (GLC). Working with the Communications Manager, the National Programme Coordinator plays a key role in ensuring that the GLC extension framework continues to develop, package and deliver environmental, agronomic and farm business resources for New Zealand's arable farmers. They also manage a small group of facilitators and are responsible for monitoring and reporting on all GLC activities and outcomes. This position will become available in November.
Applications close 11.00 pm on Sunday 19 September 2021.

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Growers Leading Change: Regional Facilitator
Canterbury based, part-time, fixed term parental leave cover

FAR's Growers Leading Change extension programme is seeking a regional facilitator to form, lead and support Canterbury and national discussion groups focusing on environmental, agronomic or farm business issues and opportunities for the arable industry. Facilitators help groups develop extension plans and assist with identifying, developing, and delivering a range of resources and activities to meet growers' learning needs and encourage on-farm change. This is part-time parental leave position will become available in November.

Applications close 11.00 pm on Sunday 19 September 2021.

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FAR Board

The FAR Nominations and Remunerations Committee advises that there are two vacancies for grower representatives on the FAR Board. Positions commence on 1 January 2022. Two current board members, Steve Wilkins and Paul Mackintosh, seek re-election for a further three-year term for these two vacancies.

A Board Member's selection is entirely skills-based, and choices will depend on the Board's current makeup and what skills or expertise are required from time to time. Board Members shall hold their position for a maximum of three terms of 3 years unless advised otherwise.

The Board will provide the Nominations and Remunerations Committee with a list of skills required by the current Board, and the NRC will call for applications for the roles available. The Nominations and Remunerations Committee will compile the candidates and make a recommendation to the Member's Council.

The Nominations and Remunerations Committee will put forward the name(s) of the preferred candidate(s) to the Members' Council for final approval at the AGM.

If you are interested in becoming a FAR Board member, send your application to David Birkett, Chair of the Nominations and Remunerations Committee. Contact details; 027 313 2768

Applications to be received by Friday 1 October 2021 by 12.00 pm

Graduate Programme 2022/23

FAR provides graduate training for one graduate interested in a career within the arable industry. Our 18-month Graduate Programme has been specifically designed to introduce all aspects of the industry from research and agronomy to marketing.

Applications for the 2022/23 Programme have now closed.