Former All Blacks coach to share mental health tips for farmers

  • 16/09/2019

Former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry will share his tips for mental health and well-being for the farming community when he appears at an industry event later this year.

Sir Graham is among the speakers at the Effluent & Environment Expo near Hamilton in November.

Expo organiser Amanda Hodgson said, with the mental health of farmers under the spotlight, the addition of Sir Graham made sense.

"Making sure farmers are sorted in terms of their own well-being and mental health is crucial, so we're really pleased to have someone of the calibre and experience of Sir Graham on our speaker list," she said.

Sir Graham is among speakers at a farming expo in November.
Sir Graham is among speakers at a farming expo in November. Photo credit: Photosports.

Hodgson said, while the primary aim of the event was to provide farmers with positive effluent management solutions, there was room to widen the brief.

"We can see the potential to broaden that out to offer farmers advice, and products and services across the entire farm environment package. This is really just the start of a journey," said Hodgson.

Also confirmed are Manawatu dairy farmer and author of The Lean Dairy Farm, Jana Hocken, and agribusiness commentator Jacqueline Rowarth. 

The Effluent and Environment Expo runs at Mystery Creek Events Centre on November 19 and 20.