Q&A with Katikati shepherdess using Instagram for rural storytelling
Kyaria Warbrick (Ngāi Te Rangi) is an 18-year-old shepherdess sharing her passion for the industry on social media in the hopes of getting others to think about a career in farming.
AWDT expands rural resilience programme with support from MPI funding
The Agri-Women’s Development Trust’s (AWDT) popular ‘Know Your Mindset. Do what Matters’ programme continues to train farmers, growers and other rural people to manage pressure and navigate change. Registrations are now open for June programmes.
91 students enrolled with Growing Future Farmers in 2022
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) funds Growing Future Farmers (GFF) who aims to accelerate a graduate’s career from entry level Essential Farm Skills programme to advanced Farm Skills and Business Management.
Developing the industry’s facilitators
Following the conclusion of the Red Meat Profit Partnership Programme (RMPP), Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) adopted the facilitation learning and change workshops to continue supporting rural professionals and rural leaders.
Northland youth gain hands-on farm experience whilst completing qualifications
The Whangārei A&P Farm Intern programme has wrapped up their second year with 14 interns completing their course and more motivated young people showing a keen interest for the February intake – applications are still open!
Teachers learn firsthand about careers in food and fibre
B+LNZ sponsors Growing NZ’s annual Teachers’ Day Out to educate teachers, career advisors and transition educators across the country about the career opportunities in food and fibre from people working in the sector.
B+LNZ’s Generation Next Programme heads to the North Island, applications open
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Generation Next professional development programme aimed at young and aspiring sheep and beef farmers is coming to the North Island in 2022. Learn more about the programme, our new locations and apply. South Islanders can also register their interest for the 2022 intake.
Attracting, growing, and retaining people in the red meat industry
Learn about Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) ‘People and Training’ initiatives and get an update on the different organisations B+LNZ collaborates with to ensure a bright future for New Zealand’s red meat sector.
Young farmer encourages school leavers to consider careers in sheep and beef
In this story, young and eager farm worker, Heather Gee-Taylor shares her passion for farming and advice to school leavers. This story is published in the Leaving School magazine co-funded by B+LNZ and received by senior school students in every secondary school.
Generation Next graduate shares passion for farming with school leavers
As part of B+LNZ’s commitment to attracting talented and motivated young people into the red meat sector, we co- funded the Leaving School magazine received by senior school students in every secondary school throughout the country. In this story, young and eager farm worker, Alex De’Lay shares his passion for farming and advice to school leavers.
Engaging with our future consumers
North Otago sheep and beef farmers, Ross and Jo Hay recently hosted the local Primary School on their farm, teaching them about food production whilst also shining a positive light on the food and fibre sector.