Muka Tangata developing plans to meet the needs of our workforce
Muka Tangata, the People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council (WDC), is one of six WDCs established to provide industry and sector voice and advocacy within the vocational education system of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Youth compete at the B+LNZ Future Sheep competition
School students between Years 1 and 13 gathered in Hawke’s Bay last week to take part in the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Future Sheep competition which B+LNZ are the naming rights sponsor.
Q&A with Northland farm intern Ellee
Ellee is completing her Level 3 New Zealand Certificate of Agriculture through Whangarei A&P Society’s Farm Intern programme whilst working on a farm in Northland.
Emerging farming leaders take on B+LNZ’s Generation Next programme
Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Generation Next programme is well underway. The programme targets emerging farming leaders, building their technical skills while widening their network.
Q&A with Moerewa farm intern Rana-Jade
Rana-Jade is completing Level 4 of the Whangarei A&P Society Farm Intern programme. She’s working on a 213ha beef property in Moerewa whilst studying. Read her story.
Apply now for AWDT’s Generation Change
The Agri-Women’s Development Trust (AWDT) are running ‘Generation Change’, a one-day workshop and mentoring programme preparing young women to make an impact in food and fibre.
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.