Trish Rankin is a proud 'agvocate' (ag sector advocate), dairy farmer and owner of Porohita, a business working to solve the problem of waste/rubbish within the Agricultural sector. She is studying a MBA in Circular Economy and Business Innovation and in January 2020 attended Harvard University Business School's International Agribusiness Seminar where she gained a new appreciation for our NZ farming and Agri sectors way of doing things.
She believes New Zealand Agri is 'The Possible' to the 'Impossible' - able to be producers of some of the World's best products. She is married to Glen and her 4 boys aged 7-15 years keep her focused on the importance of kaitiakitanga - guardianship of the land.
The Whangarei A&P Society is proud to host and sponsor the Rural Business Network (RBN) meetings for Northland.
Meetings are free to members of the Whangarei A&P Society. Ph: 09 438 3109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
The RBN provides an opportunity for rural based business people to participate in professional development to grow their businesses through networking and learning. The aim is to connect with a variety of people involved in the rural sector from farm business to agri-business. This creates an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by others. Through the RBN, businesses are connected across different sectors of the Primary Industry to share ideas and identify innovative opportunities.
The RBN aims to deliver four key outcomes at each meeting:
Interesting, relevant keynote speakers
Question and Answer sessions for in-depth understanding
All Northland RBN meetings are held at Barge Showgrounds Events Centre and are $20 to attend, or free to Whangarei A&P Society members (see above). Light refreshments and nibbles from 5.30pm to 6.00pm, prior to the speaker commencing. The meetings conclude at 7.30pm.