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.
GFF recently reported that 31 second year students and 60 first year students enrolled in the programme for the 2022 intake.
With a total of 91 students enrolled in 2022 Growing Future Farmers is cemented as the largest training organisation of its type in the country says GFF General Manager Cyn Smith.
Growing Future Farmers combines a range of specialised industry training and development with formal NZQA learning that includes classroom lectures, independent study, and group sessions. It is a two-year programme (46 weeks each year) with placements in 10 regions throughout the country.
B+LNZ’s General Manager – South Island John Ladley says, “farmers have spoken highly about the quality of the Growing Future Farmers programme and we’re pleased to see the programme grow substantially in numbers.”
For more information about open days, applications, or anything else, visit the Growing Future Farmers website.