Western Dairy Spring Field Day
The team has secured as their keynote speaker, author and HR consultant Mandy Johnson - one of the country’s most highly regarded recruitment consultants with a particular interest in dairy HR.
“Mandy’s keynote presentation, the seven steps to a remarkable workplace, is considered to be one of the most powerful and resonating presentations on staff management with many take home tools,” said Western Dairy executive officer Esther Jones.
“Our farmers consistently tell us that business would be easy without people - and so this is our response to that - to provide some tips and tools that can be applied on farm to improve the workplace harmony - and to do that with a person who is known to motivate and inspire.
“Mandy has worked with our colleagues in South Australia, Queensland and Victoria and on each occasion the reports have been exceptional and so we are delighted to have secured her services for this forum.”
The forum will get underway at 10.00am and in addition to the Mandy Johnson keynote there will be a range of technical presentations from the Western Dairy team, including the release of this year’s Seed Performance trial data.
“The morning will be punchy and information-packed and a real showcase of the work being conducted by our team,” said Esther.
A complimentary luncheon will be followed by the Western Dairy AGM.
This year’s AGM will include the tabling of a revamped constitution, endorsement for which will be sought by the Western Dairy directors.
“With the support of Dairy Australia we have commissioned lawyers Mills Oakley to review our constitution and make recommended changes that will ensure compliance with new legislation for not for profit associations; as well as test the constitution for its capacity to ensure best-practise governance and accountability,” Esther explained.
The proposed revised constitution is available on the Western Dairy website, along with explanatory notes that talk to the material changes that impact WA dairy farmers.
“Our directors would welcome the opportunity to talk with any dairy farmer seeking an in-depth understanding of the proposed changes, ahead of formally considering them as part of the AGM process,” Esther said.
The AGM processes will also include the announcement of directors replacing retiring directors Mat Daubney and Ruben Zandman.