Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Mitchell awarded Feds life membership

Former Federated Farmers Hawke’s Bay provincial president Kevin Mitchell has been granted life membership of the federation after more than 30 years of service.

“It is the least our organisation can do,” Federated Farmers Hawke’s Bay provincial president Will Foley said.

“Kevin was my first introduction to Federated Farmers and has been an inspiration.

“Kevin has worked tirelessly, giving up much of his time for the cause of his provincial members ensuring their voice is heard at a local level.” 

Will Foley

Hawke’s Bay provincial president

Federated Farmers

“He has always strived to uphold the federation’s drive to achieve profitable and sustainable farming.

“Kevin has worked tirelessly, giving up much of his time for the cause of his provincial members ensuring their voice is heard at a local level.

“Luckily for myself as current president, I still have the services of Kevin on my executive and so we all as members continue to benefit from his involvement.”

Mitchell’s assistance in this year’s drought was highlighted by Foley.

“Kevin showed great diligence and tenacity in assisting with the recent drought, on the Hawke’s Bay Drought Committee,” Foley said.

“Hawke’s Bay was hit just as hard as anywhere else and all Hawke’s Bay farmers were offered the opportunity to purchase feed with reduced shipping and handling costs.

“Kevin was involved alongside Rural Support Trust East Coast in making that happen.”

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