"Empowering people in the South Island dairy sector to adapt and manage change."
SIDE is a charitable organisation led by a Governance Group of Trustees.
The conference is run each year alternating between Southland, Otago and Canterbury generally. Each year an event committee is formed and a Chairperson is nominated from the Governance Group of Trustees.
SIDE is a two-day conference for farmers led by farmers.
The number of dairy farm owners, share milkers, contract milkers, herd managers and farm staff has increased rapidly in the South Island; these farmers and their needs are the key drivers of SIDE.