B+LNZ Generation Next Programme

This programme is designed to nurture, assist and encourage the current and future farmers within our sector.

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About the Generation Next programme

Generation Next: Our Future's Sheep & Beef Farmers' programme involves the delivery of three workshops over a six-month period with the following objectives:

  • Understand the farm business – financial basics and management.
  • Develop better decision-making skills.
  • Understand technology and genetics within the industry.
  • Understand the importance of managing mental health and personal wellbeing.
  • Understand the overall industry goals and aims.

Programme requirements

  • Free programme to all associated levy payers and their employees.
  • Please note all travel and beverage expenses are at the participants own cost. All meals and some accommodation costs are covered.
  • If you are a successful applicant for this programme, please note there will be a small amount of pre-work sent to you prior to the start of the programme.

Selection criteria

  • Actively working on a sheep and beef or drystock property (associated levy payers).
  • Aged between 18 and 45 years old.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and understand the drivers to improving on farm profitability of the sheep and beef sector.
  • Applications are to attend all three workshops (no single workshop attendance).

Find out more

The 2023 B+LNZ Generation Next programme is currently in progress. If you are interested in being a part of the 2024 programme, please email your expression of interest to generation.next@beeflambnz.com.

For all overall queries, please email generation.next@beeflambnz.com or call Olivia Weatherburn on 027 801 7868.

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