B+LNZ Generation Next Programme | Beef + Lamb New Zealand

B+LNZ Generation Next Programme

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

2022 intake: Southern Island

Applications have closed for the South Island. Download flyer (PDF, 181KB) for full information and module dates.

The programme will be held throughout the South Island and 60 spaces are available.

For more information, please send an email to: generation.next@beeflambnz.com

About the Generation Next programme

The '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.

Download Programme flyer (PDF, 539KB)

Programme requirements

  • Applications are to attend all three workshops (no single workshop attendance).
  • 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.
  • Goals listed show that plan to stay in the food and fibre sector.
  • Application shows progression over time through positions or goals represent this.
  • Farming and living in the area of application.
  • Available to attend all three days.

Find out more

For all queries, please contact Olivia Weatherburn on 027 801 7868.