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Since our first Conference in 2000 and on numerous overseas Farm Tours we have been privileged to meet many special people and it is our hope to share this material with you. This will be a work in progress as we add material

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Effective Governance creates “the space” to recognise opportunities and to act on them - Colin Armer
Adrian van Bysterveldt’s presentation on the importance of Governance to members of the 2015 Positive Farmers New Zealand Study Tour
Adrian van Bysterveldt was a passionate advocate and leader for pasture -based farm systems and his work helped shape and influence the direction of dairy farming, both in New Zealand and Ireland. Before joining Dairy Holdings Ltd in 2016 as the company’s farm practice advisor, Adrian spent 15 years with Dairy NZ as a consulting officer and later a senior developer working on farm systems and farm governance. He also spent time in Ireland as Dairying Systems and Extension Specialist with Ireland’s agriculture and food research body, Teagasc. (Jan 2009 – Mar 2011) He was involved in the Greenfield dairy program and was a much sought after speaker. The Positive farmers were lucky to have a close relationship with Adrian, he spoke at several Positive Farmers Conferences where he always cast a spell over the audience, his clarity and enthusiasm motivated many to improve their systems. “Adrian had a brilliant way of motivating people of all ages to become great pasture managers. He was performance focused and thrived among those who shared his enthusiasm,” Colin Glass.
Governance in farming businesses Adrian van Bysterveldt Family business that adopt formal governance will gain a greater competitive advantage. Governance is a skill – the sooner that you start to practice it the better you will get. Fundamentally governance is a process of decision making and accountability. Excellent governance empowers management to fully use their skills.
Clarity with a Passion
“Regular attendee’s of previous Positive Farmers Conferences will remember the extraordinary knowledge and the completely infectious enthusiasm of Adrian van Bysterveldt when he was talking about grassland management. They were wonderful sessions, possibly what some people don’t know is that after Adrian went back to NZ in 2010 from Ireland he majored in Governance and became phenomenally good in that area, the best I have ever heard in terms of being able to get farmers to understand what Governance is all about. On the 2015 Positive Farmers NZ Farm Tour we got him on video in Ashburton talking to our group on the importance of Governance. It is your best chance to see and hear Adrian talking about what Governance means for farming businesses and as good as he was in grass Adrian’s extraordinary talents and enthusiasm came through and it’s just marvellous”. Michael Murphy
aDRIAN
Adrian van Bysterveldt’s presentation on the importance of Governance to members of the 2015 Positive Farmers New Zealand Study Tour
Papers and more material on Governance to follow shortly
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Adrian talking on the importance of Governance to members of the 2015 Positive Farmers New Zealand Study Tour
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Since our first Conference in 2000 and on numerous overseas Farm Tours we have been privileged to meet many special people and it is our hope to share this material with you. This will be a work in progress as we add material
Effective Governance creates “the space” to recognise opportunities and to act on them - Colin Armer
Adrian van Bysterveldt’s presentation on the importance of Governance to members of the 2015 Positive Farmers New Zealand Study Tour
Adrian van Bysterveldt was a passionate advocate and leader for pasture -based farm systems and his work helped shape and influence the direction of dairy farming, both in New Zealand and Ireland. Before joining Dairy Holdings Ltd in 2016 as the company’s farm practice advisor, Adrian spent 15 years with DairyNZ as a consulting officer and later a senior developer working on farm systems and farm governance. He also spent time in Ireland as Dairying Systems and
Clarity with a Passion
Extension Specialist with Ireland’s agriculture and food research body, Teagasc. (Jan 2009 – Mar 2011) He was involved in the Greenfield dairy program and was a much sought after speaker. The Positive farmers were lucky to have a close relationship with Adrian, he spoke at several Positive Farmers Conferences where he always cast a spell over the audience, his clarity and enthusiasm motivated many to improve their systems. “Adrian had a brilliant way of motivating people of all ages to become great pasture managers. He was performance focused and thrived among those who shared his enthusiasm,” Colin Glass.
“Regular attendee’s of previous Positive Farmers Conferences will remember the extraordinary knowledge and the completely infectious enthusiasm of Adrian van Bysterveldt when he was talking about grassland management. They were wonderful sessions, possibly what some people don’t know is that after Adrian went back to NZ in 2010 from Ireland he majored in Governance and became phenomenally good in that area, the best I have ever heard in terms of being able to get farmers to understand what Governance is all about. The Positive Farmers got him on video in 2015 in Ashburton NZ. It is your best chance to see and hear Adrian talking about what Governance means for farming businesses and as good as he was in grass Adrian’s extraordinary talents and enthusiasm came through and it’s just marvellous”. Michael Murphy
aDRIAN
Papers and more material on Governance to follow shortly

Better Farming Better Business Better Living

  
353 87 6457987
Open; Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
Adrian van Bysterveldt talking on the importance of Governance to members of the 2015 Positive Farmers New Zealand Study Tour
Governance in farming businesses Adrian van Bysterveldt Family business that adopt formal governance will gain a greater competitive advantage Governance is a skill – the sooner that you start to practice it the better you will get. Fundamentally governance is a process of decision making and accountability. Excellent governance empowers management to fully use their skills.