Today on The Country, Jamie Mackay interviews a couple of influencers on Day One of the Bayer Future Farming Dialogue 2018 conference which is taking place in Düsseldorf.

On with the show:

Damien O'Connor:

The Minister of Agriculture is back from Europe and talks about what he achieved during his time overseas, along with what he made of Fonterra's results and his thoughts on the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women gaining the vote.


Cameron Bagrie:

The Managing Director of Bagrie Economics takes a look at lessons learned 10 years on from the Global Financial Crisis and ponders whether a second one is imminent?

Reuben Mourad:

Future Farming Dialogue: Mourad is an Australian micro-influencer based in LA. He's also a food journalist and restaurant critic who worked with Paul Henry during his stint across the Tasman.

Blair McLean:

The Country's Wine correspondent updates the viticulture industry and gives away a 'fun pack' with Yealands – our Winery of the Week.

Kristen Reese:

Future Farming Dialogue: Reese is a self-proclaimed foodie and farmer from Ohio. Her blog and social media channels include posts about recipes and life raising children, sheep and turkey.

Listen below: