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Cheyenne Wilson

Muka Tangata

Cheyenne Wilson, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, is the founder and Managing Director of Te Kaharangi Hono, a specialist Māori Agribusiness and whenua Māori consulting firm. Cheyenne grew up in rural Southland and has a deep technical knowledge of farm systems. She has over 10 years experience in the dairy industry. Cheyenne is a trustee for the charity Meat the Need and a governance group member for Our Land and Water National Science Challenge. She is the chair of He Tātai Rangahua, the Food and Fibre Youth Council.

A finalist in the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer of the Year in 2018, she is a role model for youth in the sector. Cheyenne shares her journey to encourage and support rangatahi to pursue career opportunities in the food and fibre industry. She is passionate about the development and success of rangatahi and is committed to building the capabilities of tangata whenua. She is an advocate for Farmstrong and mental wellbeing within the rural sector. Cheyenne recently graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Environment and Society.