Farmer-initiated technology and transfer programme

We offer funding for groups of sheep and beef farmers to trial new approaches or farming systems through our farmer-initiated technology and transfer (FITT) programme.

How FITT works

Grants are made for one year and generally have a ceiling of $10,000. They allow local farming groups to get technical help and cover some of the costs associated with the analysis and learning around their selected issue.

Generally farmer groups also contribute some of their own money or time to the project.

Keeping track of progress

As part of the grant, progress and final reports are required and a communication plan must be developed to inform the wider community of the results.

Who can apply?

All New Zealand sheep or beef farmers are welcome to apply. There should be at least three farmers in a group.

Apply and find out more

Download the FITT Application Form (PDF 205KB), complete it and post it to your local Extension Manager. Visit: to find their contact details

If you have any questions, talk to your local Extension Manager.