When I saw the headline Dairy and Meat and Fibre groups gain new chair people I thought Federated Farmers was being a bit PC, but people was correct in this case as one of the new chairs is a man and the other’s a woman.
Mt Hutt farmer Jeanette Maxwell was elected as Federated Farmers Meat and Fibre chair, the first woman to hold this position. She replaces Bruce Wills who also stepped down. Willy Leferink is the new chair
y for the dairy section, replacing Lachlan McKenzie who has stepped down.
The Dairy Vice-chairs are Robin Barkla and Andrew Hoggard. Michelle Riley and Kevin Robinson also elected to the executive.
Ciaran Tully continues as Sharemilkers section Chairperson.
Meat and Fibre section’s new vice-chair is Dugald McLean. Tim Mackintosh was re-elected to the executive with new members Will Foley and Lyn Neeson.