Richard Morrison knows he has big boots to fill as new Manawatu/Rangitikei Feds president

Article by Jill Galloway for NZFarmer

Richard Morrison is taking over from retiring president James Stewart to lead the Manawatu/Rangitikei province for Federated Farmers .

Stewart was on the doorstep of Palmerston North and his successor, a sheep and beef farmer just north of Marton, will use his executive team more often to bridge the 45 minute journey to the main centre.

“James leaves big boots for me to try to fill.  He was near Palmerston North and his focus was to bridge the rural urban divide. He has been successful.”

He said the provinces were in good heart and his job was to engage with Federated Farmers members more.