E-diary notices: 2 Feb 2024

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Spotted something in our weekly e-diary newsletters and need to refer to it again?

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Spotted something in our weekly e-diary newsletters and need to refer to it again?

This page contains this week’s e-diary national notices. 

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This week’s notices: 

Podcast: farmers reflect on the benefits of hosting an Open Farm Day

In a new Scene + Herd podcast episode, we chat with Open Farms founder Daniel Eb about the incredible positive feedback received from former farmer hosts and why many return each year to be part of this initiative. B+LNZ encourages you to consider hosting an event as research indicates that firsthand experiences are unmatched in creating understanding among urban communities. Check out the Open Farm website to learn more about hosting an event.

Take the next step in your farming career – apply for B+LNZ Generation Next Programme

Apply now for the nationwide 2024 B+LNZ Generation Next Programme. Aimed at young farmers (under 45) actively working on a sheep and beef farm, the free programme is all about giving you the skills to take the next step in your farming career. By taking part in three workshops across six months, you'll learn about financial management, new tech, developing better decision making skills and much more. Visit the B+LNZ website to learn more and apply here. Applications close 16 February 2024.

Last chance for The Shepherdess Muster tickets

The Shepherdess Muster, kicking off in Te Tairāwhiti from 16–18 February, closes its ticket sales tonight. This three-day festival for rural women celebrates New Zealand artists, makers, entrepreneurs, good food, and good times. Purchase your ticket here. B+LNZ is a proud sponsor of Shepherdess Magazine, providing platforms for celebrating NZ’s rural women.