The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural & Horticultural Science (NZIAHS) Canterbury Section is holding a 1-day Forum
Impact of Changing Landscapes on Primary Production
at Lincoln University on Wednesday 23rd October 2019.

Register here

The topic has been chosen because of the present tension around land use, and the need to bridge the chasm that at times exists between the demands of our primary industries, and other land and resource use demands.

9.00am Welcome
Prof. Jon Hickford,
President NZIAHS
9.10am Keynote Address
Dr David Houlbrooke,
Science Theme Leader, Future Landscapes, National Science Challenge – Our Land & Water Designing future landscapes that are resilient, healthy and prosperous
9.35am Steve Lowndes, Chair, Environment Canterbury (invited) Balancing tensions in rural land use change for the public good
10.00am Graham Smith,  Mayor of Mackenzie District The Mackenzie District – farming and tourism – can you have your cake and eat it too?
10.25am  Morning Tea
10.45am Karen Simpson, Farmer, Balmoral Station, Tekapo A farmer’s perspective on high country farming, tourism, and land use change
11.10am Dr Ann Brower, Senior Lecturer, University of Canterbury Privatisation of public land and maintaining access
11.35am Assoc Prof  Mick Abbott, Faculty of Environment, Society & Design, Lincoln University How big an impact is tourism having on New Zealand landscape management?
12noon Dr David Teulon, Director, Better Border Biosecurity (B3) Tourism – biosecurity risks and challenges for the land-based industries
12.25pm Lunch  
1.00pm Allen Lim,  Director, Jade Garden Produce, Opportunities and constraints for intensification of Canterbury farming: a horticulturist’s viewpoint
1.25pm Prof. Derrick Moot, Agricultural Sciences, Lincoln University, Grazing land in New Zealand – a modified landscape that needs management
1.50pm Prof. Pablo Gregorini, Livestock Production, Agriculture & Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Creating a ‘foodscape’ with our productive land
2.15pm Dr Tim Curran, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Lincoln University Managing fire risk in rural land
2.40pm Katie Milne, President, Federated Farmers Advocating for farmers as tensions arise around land use
3.05pm Guy Salmon,  Executive Director, The Ecologic Foundation Can we balance competing interests to get a better future for everyone?
3.30pm Close