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.
Helping shape the education reforms for future farmers
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is taking a leadership role in the Government’s Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) through several initiatives to ensure the outcomes are practical for the sheep and beef sector.
Twenty farm interns take the first step in their farming career
Twenty motivated farm interns enrolled in the Whangārei A&P Farm Intern programme for 2021 to gain hands-on experience in a free, 40-week programme.
Food & Fibre CoVE launched as part of the Government’s vocational educational reform
The Food & Fibre Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) was officially launched last week as part of the vocational education reforms. Find out what this means for farmers.
Generation Next’s brain food
No skill is more important than the ability to feed yourself and this was just one of the skills B+LNZ’s Generation Next students learnt in the course’s final module, Meat Appreciation.
Teachers learn about food and fibre careers firsthand
In the last few weeks, teachers across seven regions in New Zealand have been learning about careers in the food and fibre sectors as part of GrowingNZ’s annual Teachers’ Day Out.
Growing the next generation of farming leaders
Forty motivated young farmers gathered for two days at three different South Island locations over August as part of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Generation Next programme.
Supporting sector capability and training
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) provide an update on how it is supporting sector capability and training behind the farm gates by collaborating with industry partners.
Meat Your Career Camps for Students
Agri-career camps are underway across Aotearoa as students learn about the variety of roles in the agriculture sector.
B+LNZ taking action following Taratahi closure
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is concerned that the closure of the Taratahi Agricultural Training Institute (Taratahi) will have a serious impact on the ability of the primary sector to develop the workforce capability it requires. B+LNZ will be using the results of its 2018 review of sheep and beef sector capability needs to help design a better solution for sector skill development.