What is SIDE?

All SIDE events are created with the goal of providing:

  • Professional Development & Education
  • Business information
  • Up-to-date research that empowers the farmers who are shaping New Zealand’s dairying future

Run by farmers for farmers, SIDE lines up industry experts for keynote addresses, networking sessions and practical workshops in a revitalized format.

Presenters include farmers, researchers, consultants, veterinarians, accountants, and scientists. The interactive style of the workshops encourages plenty of discussion and the exchange of ideas. The programme is designed to promote thinking and debate, as well as provide a space for like-minded farmers to network and find inspiration and motivation.

SIDE presents a unique opportunity to connect and engage with this diverse group of farmers.

The South Island Dairy Event is:

  • The only South Island tailored dairy event of its kind
  • Organised by farmers, for farmers
  • Relevant, innovative, and challenging
  • An ongoing forum to help participants evaluate and apply knowledge and technology to their businesses
  • Empowering participants to effect and manage change
  • Influencing and funding research
  • Supported by professional event managers

The stakeholders in SIDE are:

  • South Island Dairy Farmers
  • DairyNZ Ltd 
  • Industry (Processors, Service Industries; Agri-business)