Last week saw the Agri team visit dairy farms around the Culverden area for the day, even our Managing Director Cassandra tagged along for the day.
It’s always good to get out of the office and have some face to face conversations with some fellow dairy farmers. We travelled up early to make the most of a full day in the area.
We first stopped at the Red Post Cafe, where we ran into some familiar faces and made a game plan for the day over some hot drinks. Our next stop off was at the local Farmsource store on our way out to the first farm. All up we visited 30 farms in the area and each received a goodie bag.
Goodie bags were made up the day before which included chocolates, biscuits and lollies amongst other things, to keep farmers going throughout the day and of course coffees for those early mornings. Farmers also received key-rings for the free phone support services with the number “1737”.
Mental health is a big issue in New Zealand, especially amongst farmers. So if you need to have a chat dial 1737 and someone will be there to chat with you. Whether you are feeling down, anxious, a bit overwhelmed or just need to chat with someone you can call or text for free 24/7.
Our visits were welcomed in the Culverden area with farmers in good spirits and happy to see some friendly faces on their farms. The agri team thoroughly enjoyed their visit with some good banter and lots of laughs along the way.
The agri team is planning to make more trips like this one shortly. Chris Ford, one of our agricultural recruitment consultants, will do a trip to Southland in the next two weeks, where he will spend two days visiting dairy farms. So if you are in the Southland area give us a shout and we will make sure you will get one of our goodie bags delivered by Chris along with a chat about Trinity and how we might be able to help you.
We are already looking forward to our next Culverden trip and remember if you need any help finding your next staff member, do not hesitate to get in touch with the agri team, the new season is fast approaching!