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.

2023 intake – now open

Applications now open for the six programmes nationwide (20 spaces available at each):

  • Mid Northern North Island (MNNI): NOW FULL
  • Eastern North Island (ENI): NOW FULL

Note: if you are willing to travel outside your region to the Western North Island, please apply and any applications received from now can be considered for that area.

  • Western North Island (WNI) 
  • Northern South Island (NSI) 
  • Central South Island (CSI) 
  • Southern South Island (SSI) 

Please note all location will be confirmed after applications close on February 10 to ensure they are most centralised for participants.

Download the information flyer (PDF, 338KB) for full information and module dates.

Apply now here   

Module dates as follow:

Module 1

  • Mid Northern North Island (MNNI) – 28 March 2023  - Hamilton
  • Western North Island (WNI) –  4 April 2023 – Fielding
  • Eastern North Island (ENI) – 6 April 2023 – Masterton 
  • Northern South Island (NSI) – 6 June 2023
  • Central South Island (CSI) – 8 June 2023
  • Southern South Island (SSI) –  9 June 2023


  • North Island – 2 May
  • South Island –  14 July

Module 2 (two days)

  • MMNI - 1 + 2 June 2023 - (TBC) 
  • WNI/ ENI – 30 + 31 May 2023 – Palmerston North
  • NSI/CSI – 3rd +4th August 2023 – Christchurch
  • CSI/SSI – 10 +11 August 2023 - Dunedin

Module 3

  • MMNI/ ENI – 20 July 2023  - Hawkes Bay
  • WNI – 19 July 2023 – Bulls
  • South Island TBC – Early November 2023

Please note: Venues are a guideline and subject to change to ensure central location for all applicants is found where possible to minimise travel.

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

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

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

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