The South Island Dairy Event (SIDE) is a two day conference for farmers, led by farmers

Established in 1998, we provide a forum for those involved in the South Island dairy industry to evaluate and apply knowledge, skills and technology to their business. SIDE has grown to become New Zealand’s premier dairy conference and the largest event of its type in the country.

As the premier event for South Island dairy farmers, we want to make sure more farmers are able to attend, so this year we are giving our farmer attendees a head start to register from 5 March. Places are limited to 300, so get in quick before we open it up to Rural Professionals from 1 April.

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Tuesday 25th June 2024

Lincoln University, & Ashley Dene
Research Farm, Lincoln

9.00am - 5.00pm

BrightSIDE is back and this years focus is hands on workshops at Lincoln University's Ashley Dene research farm, including hoof trimming, a calving simulator, and virtual reality googles - just to name a few.

BrightSIDE is to inspire and attract dairying’s future decision makers to the South Island Dairy Event, provide them with skills, tools and knowledge to succeed and thrive in a dynamic industry.

If you are new or looking to step up into a senior role within the industry and looking to be inspired, challenged, then BrightSIDE is for you!

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