Sustainable Dairying Advisor - Otago
Fonterra
New Zealand
14d ago

Sustainable Dairying Advisor - Otago-34162

  • Be at the forefront of positive environmental transformation
  • Leverage your relationship & influencing skills to lead and support on farm change
  • Enjoy one of two highly autonomous roles looking after the Otago or Southland regions
  • The Role The journey to sustainable nutrition begins on the farm. That’s why our Sustainable Dairying teams are right where our farmers need them in each and every region of New Zealand to help identify and act on sustainability opportunities for the future benefit of their dairy businesses.

    Utilising class leading tools and support services, you will deliver sustainability solutions that provide our farmers with a truly competitive advantage.

    Encompassing all aspects of the farm system, you’ll support farmers to meet environmental outcomes that promote resource-

    use efficiency and minimise the environmental footprint of dairy farming in New Zealand. From on farm nutrient management advice to helping set up a farm environment plan, you will be able to leverage a suite of tools to ensure we are adding critical value to our most important customers.

    We have two exciting roles available, one based out of Dunedin covering part of the Otago area and the other based out of Invercargill looking after part of Southland.

    These are fantastic roles where your work ensures everyone benefits and as such your success is measured appropriately through the level of change achieved on farm.

    Key responsibilities include :

  • Assisting our farmers to meet ever changing regulatory requirements for their regions
  • Working with our farmers to develop Farm Environment Plans that meet individual farm needs and reflect key issues on farm whilst satisfying relevant regional requirements
  • Building outstanding relationships with farmers to influence positive environmental change
  • Providing technical expertise and translating technical knowledge to support dairy farmers to achieve best practice.
  • About You Possessing strong (5+ years) knowledge of dairy farming and environmental best practice, you will be degree qualified in Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, Sustainability or similar.

    Coupled with your technical expertise, you will have an impeccable ability to build strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders and effectively influence change.

    Other success enablers include :

  • Holding a minimum intermediate certificate in Sustainable Nutrient Management. An advanced certificate would be highly advantageous.
  • Strong knowledge of on farm systems, effluent and nutrient management
  • Proven organisational abilities and the ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrated experience working in the agricultural industry within a technical advisory role
  • Working knowledge of environmental regulations and their implications on the dairy industry
  • About Us We strengthen our co-operative by building solid relationships with our farmers and communities, working directly with our farmers to help secure sustainable farming operations.

    This is a unique role where overall, everyone will benefit. Building a sustainably produced milk supply ensures Fonterra is relevant to communities, consumers and customers around the world with an ever-

    increasing environmental awareness. Furthermore, you’ll get an outstanding opportunity and be fully equipped to utilise your passion for agriculture and the environment to make a significant impact on New Zealand's environmental outcomes.

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