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"The research forum helped me get up to speed with the latest research and was an invaluable networking opportunity."- Delegate
 8.30am Registration
 9.00am Forum opens
 9.05am Opening Address
Dr Mark Paine, Food & Fibre CoVE Chair
 9.15am Attracting talent - getting our messages heard above the noise
With workforce shortages at critical levels, different sectors and businesses are competing for the same talent pool of school students. How can we effectively engage and attract students with the right skills, aptitude and attitude into food & fibre careers?
  Attraction or distraction – what is effective in engaging and attracting a future workforce?
Dr Michelle Glogau, Primary Industry Capability Alliance
  Generation Z and the Environment: how can we use their passion to attract them into food & fibre sector careers?
Madison Pannett, Ministry for Primary Industries
  Teachers as influencers – insights into teacher’s awareness and perceptions about food & fibre careers 
Deborah Lynch, Primary Industry Capability Alliance
 10.50am Growing talent - novel approaches to growing our future workforce
Many initiatives across different sectors and businesses provide opportunities for young people to build their skills and explore their career opportunities in food & fibre.
  Pūkenga Mahi - Māori Cadet 100 pilot
Jay Bocock, Pūkenga Mahi
  The Mentoring Project: Breathing new life into an original concept
Fraser Field, Rayonier Matariki Forests
  A residential programme for a career at sea
Peter Maich, The Westport Deepsea Fishing School
  Engaging the future leaders of our sector: Our internship co-design journey
Seonaid Whitehead and Sarah How, DairyNZ
 1.10pm Retaining talent - more than just a job
Creating competitive workplaces that will retain our new recruits requires a shift in how we manage and support our staff, and how we involve them in our business or organisation. We’ll hear some inspiring insights and perspectives from recent graduates of the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme.
  NZ Dairy Workforces – how do we learn from global trends to attract the next generation?
Jordyn Crouch, Awa Farming
  Our rural professionals – Are we supporting the people who support our farmers?
Sarah Johnson, OSPRI New Zealand
  What is the true cost of transience to the New Zealand dairy industry?
Brent Miller, MilkIQ
  How do we successfully manage multicultural teams in the agriculture sector?
Megan Bates, Silver Fern Farms
  How can we make workplace change a reality?
Panel session with our Kellogg Rural Leaders
Facilitated by Janan Jedrzejewski
 3.15pm Planning for the future
What do we know about our current workforce? What kind of workforce do we need in 2030? What are different sectors putting in place to get there? In response to these questions, we’ll share some of the work currently underway.
  Food & Fibre Workforce Dataset and Forecasting Working Group project; Food & Fibre Workforce: Snapshot report
Maryanne Aynsley - Principal Policy Advisor, Ministry for Primary Industries
  Muka Tangata Food & Fibre Futures Project
Craig Langdon, General Manager Qualifications & Standards, Muka Tangata
  Seafood Workforce Plan
Cathy Webb, Seafood Standards Manager, Seafood New Zealand
  DairyNZ Workforce Resilience Plan
Geoff Taylor, Associate Strategy & Investment Leader, DairyNZ
  Forestry Transformation Plan
James Johnson, Manager - ITP Delivery, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service
 4.30pm Forum closes