B+LNZ Generation Next Programme

Nurture, assist, and encourage the current and future farmers within our sector, by developing their capability and building their potential as future industry leaders.

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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 from genetics to personal goals.
  • Learn new technologies and ideas to take back on to farm.
  • Develop good team culture within the work place.
  • 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).
  • 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).

Applications now open for 2024 programme

Applications for the 2024 programme are open from 10 January to 29 February 2024.

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Applications are open for the 2024 intake of B+LNZ’s nationwide Generation Next programme. B+LNZ encourages anyone wanting to take the next step in their farming career to apply. See below for dates and locations.

Applications close 29 February 2024.

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Dates and locations

See below for dates and locations where the 2024 programme will be offered.

(Please note all successful applicants must attend all three modules of the programme, as no single programme attendance is permitted).

Region Module 1 (starting 6pm with dinner and evening session – accommodation included) Module 2 Module 3
Mid Northern North Island 6pm, 27 March – 5pm, 28 March: Hamilton 30 and 31 May: Hamilton Mid July: TBC
Eastern North Island 6pm, 25 March – 5pm, 26 March: Masterton 28 and 29 May: Palmerston North Mid July: Hawke's Bay
Western North Island 6pm, 2 April – 5pm, 3 April: Feilding 28 and 29 May: Palmerston North Mid July: TBC Bulls
Northern South Island 6pm, 4 June – 5pm, 5 June: Methven 1 and 2 August: Christchurch Late November: Ashburton
Central South Island
6pm, 5 June – 5pm, 6 June: Oamaru
8 and 9 August: Dunedin Late November 2024: Oamaru
Southern South Island
6pm, 6 June – 5pm, 7 June: Gore
8 and 9 August: Dunedin Late November: Balclutha/Gore

Find out more

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