James Millner steps down from Council

 Postponed - 50th Anniversary Symposium Wed/Thu 1-2 Sep 

Due to the current Covid-19 lockdown, unknown timing of alert level changes, and because we would prefer a face-to-face celebration of 50 years of the Society, the Agronomy Society Council took the decision on 25 Aug to postpone the 50th Anniversary symposium scheduled for next week (Wednesday/Thursday 1-2 Sep). 

The Symposium will be postponed until April 2022 (dates to be confirmed shortly).  A message will be sent out to sponsors, registrants & members on Thu 26 Aug.

Dr James Millner, Massey University, stepped down from serving on the New Zealand Agronomy Council at the Annual General Meeting in November 2013. James was first elected a member of the Council in 1993. During James’s time on the Council he was involved in the full range of its activities including being President from 1997-2000. James has been a strong advocate of the New Zealand Agronomy Society during his time on the Council and this will no doubt continue. He has been particularly encouraging of postgraduate students being involved in the Agronomy Conferences including presentation of their research.

As a member of the Council James has contributed through his broad knowledge of the industry and his desire to see tasks completed without unnecessary complexity. Although James will continue to contribute to the conferences his long and effective contribution to the Council is deserving of public acknowledgement.

Posted: Mon 14 Apr 2014