Anna Nelson and Rodney Booth have been elected to the Silver Fern Farms Co-operative board.
Nelson has previously served as a board-appointed farmer director. She and Booth replace Richard Young, Dan Jex-Blake and independent director Jane Taylor, who are retiring having served on the board since 2013.
Nelson and her husband Blair farm a 1450ha breeding and finishing farm at Aria in King Country. She has a veterinary degree and in 2016 completed the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme.
Booth and wife Sonia run a 400ha beef unit at Darfield in Canterbury, finishing 20,000 stock units a year.
The two unsuccessful candidates were Simon Davies and Will Clarke, both from South Otago.
SFF Co-op chair Rob Hewett said the three governance extension programmes SFF has invested or partnered in to encourage and educate sitting and up-and-coming directors have in the past five years attracted more than 150 participants.