One voice to represent many.
We have helped New Zealand farmers since 1945, but the makings of Federated Farmers started out long before. In the spring of 1899 in Northland, Broadwood farmer, A.G.C. Glass and a group of farmers formed the first constituted branch of the New Zealand Farmers’ Union.
Since that spring day, our staff and elected farmers have been a collective voice in decision-making, speaking to all levels of government directly to get a positive outcome for our members. Through our advocacy
at a local and national level we have influenced decisions around legislation affecting stock and land, the supply of farm needs, taxation and rating.
We understand policy can be a complex game and we have a desire to simplify it for our members. We care deeply about the future of rural New Zealand and we want our members to have a bright future. Above all, we want to benefit rural New Zealand and empower farmers to continue.
We exist to benefit farming.