We need to look at food production through younger eyes and embrace the technologies that will help us evolve, writes Bryan Gibson.
Programme encourages rural Kiwis to consider a career as a financial adviser.
Sector gearing up to recruit ahead of calving season.
The scholarship programme provides another pathway into the industry and widens access to tertiary study for young New Zealanders.
A drop in the standard of wool preparation has put NZ’s reputation as producers of high-quality crossbred wool at risk.
Wendy Paul turns her focus from wellbeing at Fonterra to the health of farming itself.
The dairy sector has launched a new workforce plan setting out how it will attract, retain and grow the farm workforce in the next decade.
People entering the dairy industry can now get the skills they need to succeed on farm without getting into debt.
When a passion for cows grew too strong for one townie, she took the Primary ITO route to a better career on farm.
The agricultural industry needs more passionate and skilled people to keep the sectors ticking over.
St Peter's agribusiness programme gives students opportunities to see in real life some of the decisions agribusinesses have to make – understanding future-proofing ideas, creating cash flows and looking at innovations to help farm sustainably.
Opportunity Grows Here careers hub will showcase the depth and breadth of New Zealand’s thriving food and fibre sector.
WOMOlife training includes on-farm courses to build practical skills in wool-handling and shearing.
Ambitious students pursuing a career in agriculture or related industries are urged to apply.
The aquaculture industry will receive a cash injection to ease workforce woes and grow the industry.
Health minister announces raft of measures to get junior docs into rural practice.
Sports event will see MPs face-off against dairy farmers and industry leaders.
Emily Welch was first exposed to the sheds through her father, who was also a shearer and a farmer, and once the shearing bug bit, her path was decided.
Programme takes off, with 80 would-be farmers in training next year.
South Otago farmer Courtney Nimmo’s term as associate director comes to an end in October.
Encouraging rural students into health careers is seen as a way to address the shortage of rural medical professionals.
The programme hopes to encourage more Kiwis to study forestry-related courses, to help New Zealand reach its climate change goals.
Agribusiness bank puts out call for candidates eyeing career in field.
Government is calling for disability barriers to be lowered for people with all types of disabilities when it comes to employment.
Private consultants say they fear high-paid new MPI jobs for graduates may destabilise agri consulting.
Salaries in the primary sector have risen by a weighted average of 14% over the past two years, according to a remuneration survey conducted by Rabobank and Federated Farmers.
The Government is investing $25 million in recruiting and training farm advisers to help farmers meet growing compliance requirements, but to also grow primary sector exports.
Brent Kleiss has long had a leaning for a leadership role, with his appointment to the helm of New Zealand Pork bringing new young blood to the industry body.
The arrival of covid has disrupted businesses all over the world and left the agricultural industry short-staffed.
Manawatū farmer and former vet services manager Michelle Simpson has taken the reins to head the ovis management programme.
MEAT Business Women NZ (MBW) has appointed two young and upcoming co-chairs Julia Gardner, marketing manager for Beef + Lamb NZ, and communications adviser Abigail Delaney, to lead the network into 2022 and beyond.
Campaign for Wool chair Tom O’Sullivan has resigned from his position as a Strong Wool Action Group (SWAG) board director.
An award-winning shearing couple, who spent their careers chasing the perfect shearing day, say there’s no greater feeling than finding your rhythm and getting into the ‘zone’, because that’s when the tallies start to happen.
Environment Southland chief executive Rob Phillips is retiring after 10 years in the role.
Rabobank has appointed Stefan Vogel to lead its food and agribusiness research division in New Zealand and Australia.
The fact Cromwell butcher Jayne McMillan gets asked about the best way to cook a piece of meat now speaks more about her deep knowledge of red meat and what to do with it, than it does about any stereotyped idea because she’s a woman.
Graeme Bell traces his love of wool to being seduced by the first Merino shearing competition held in Alexandra in 1961. He reflects on a lifetime interest in shearing and wool with Neal Wallace.