Dr Jenny Jago, Strategy and Investment Portfolio Manager at DairyNZ, an organisation owned by all New Zealand dairy farmers.
I work in a team that manages the investment of the farmer levy to support achieving the dairy industry strategy for Sustainable Dairy Farming. DairyNZ undertakes or invests in much of the industry good activities in extension, research and development, policy, and farmer practice change.
Prior to my current position I worked as a researcher leading a program on the integration of automatic milking systems into grazing-based pastoral dairy farming systems. During my early science career my research focussed on the study of human-animal interactions as well as animal behaviour and welfare in the beef and deer industries in New Zealand.