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Event date: 9/20/2021 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Export event
Finding our talents and growing our "Wellbeing
Amy Francis
/ Categories: Otago

Finding our talents and growing our "Wellbeing

A B+LNZ West Coast Farming for Profit Online Webinar

Finding our talents and growing our "Wellbeing" are key strategies to handling the challenges of life.

Join Doug Avery for a practical look at how you find great ability to grow your life and your business. Doug will also give tips on helping others who are doing it tough.

Register in advance for this Zoom online meeting here:

Doug looks forward to catching up with you all online.


About Doug Avery, the Resilient Farmer 

Smashed by years of drought, eastern Marlborough NZ, farmers Doug and Wendy Avery realised in 1998 they needed to change direction not only in their lives but also in his farming methods. A seminar by Dr Derrick Moot, a senior plant science professor of Lincoln University, followed by a science project facilitated by the NZ Land Care Trust, led not only to Bonavaree Farm ( the Avery Property at Grassmere) transforming, but also the lives of Doug, Wendy and their family. Their oldest son now runs that hugely successful business.

The Starborough Flaxbourne Soil Conservation Group which Doug chaired, won a Green Ribbon in 2008 for leadership in improving drought affected land.

The Avery family were South Island Farmers of the Year in 2010 and Marlborough District Council Environment Award winners in 2011.

In 2012 Doug was made a Land Care Ambassador by the NZ Land Care Trust and in 2013 Doug was named Landcorp Agricultural Communicator of the Year.

2014 Doug set up a company called Resilient Farmer to promote more resilience into the lives of farmers and others. That business now runs Woolshed Sessions to grow other farmers. Doug’s book,” The Resilient Farmer” is now a best seller in NZ and abroad, and his speaking is now global.

Doug is right now writing his second book.

Doug has done speaking tours of New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Uruguay and sell our tours of Scotland in 2018, England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2019

2017 Doug was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to Agriculture and Mental Health.


Register in advance for this Zoom online meeting here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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