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Message from Terry Kilday, 2017 Chair of SIDE

The end of the season is fast approaching, and now is the time to register for SIDE 2017.  This year’s event is themed ‘Controlling the Controllable’. The dairy industry will always go through highs and lows on a regular basis, due to prices, environmental issues, and the perceptions of the non-farming community.  It is important…

Message from Steve Booker, Chair of the SIDE 2017 Organising Committee

It is fantastic that the low payout of the past couple of years has passed for now. What have we learnt from the experience of volatile milk prices? Hopefully we have been concentrating on what we are able to influence and not worrying about things beyond our control. It has been a good opportunity to…

NEW: One Day Registration

Day registrations are now available for those that do not have the time to attend the full conference. When registering, delegates will be able to choose which day they wish to register for and select which of the workshops on that day, that they wish to attend. A single day costs $195 incl GST and…

Message from the Chair of SIDE 2016 – Rob Wilson

We are extremely proud to be hosting SIDE 2016, it is shaping up as yet another fantastic event. We are just concluding a couple of the most challenging seasons the dairy industry has experienced for some time, so we are all looking hard at our businesses and thinking how to best configure them to cope…

A Message from the Event Committee Chair for SIDE 2016 – Heidi Williams

So, another season is flying by and I really won’t need to state the obvious about what sort of season it has been, and continues to be. SIDE provides an opportunity for farmers and agri-professionals to get together to learn new ideas, share information, be inspired, enjoy a change of scenery and most importantly realise…

Message from the Chair of SIDE 2015 – Rob Wilson

We are extremely proud, as an organisation, to be hosting “UPSIDE 2015” it is shaping up as yet another fantastic event. As we have just concluded one of the most challenging seasons in recent memory in the dairy industry and are looking forward with a degree of uncertainty and apprehension “UPSIDE” is what we need…

SIDE smartphone app launched

The South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) has launched a free smartphone app to enhance this year’s conference experience. SIDE, which takes place in Invercargill June 23-25, is the South Island’s premier dairy conference run by farmers, for farmers. SIDE event committee chair Paul Marshall says this year, the introduction of the free smartphone app will…