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Morrinsville Dairy Farmer Mike Garrud has a keen interest in governance and rural leadership. His involvement in the Waikato Farmers Trust stems from a passion to enable young people to further their education and learning in the agricultural industry. Mike's background as a Science/Biology Secondary school teacher at Matamata College has given him a greater understanding and compassion for rural people and their education.
Mike has been involved in his rural community through various positions such as Morrinsville Chair for Waikato Federated Farmers, and as a Trustee of David Street School. He has completed the Fonterra Governance Development programme and looks to further his knowledge by continuing to learn alongside others in governance roles.

As a Trustee, Mike hopes to encourage and support young people to further their learning in agriculture, to ensure there is a bright future within our industry for many years to come.

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