Thursday, August 18, 2022

Farmstrong


Empowering farmers by turning ‘knowing’ into ‘doing’

Empowering farmers by turning ‘knowing’ into ‘doing’

Guest writerJul 26, 2022
Nadine Hickman shares coping strategies for people engaged in the unique – and uniquely challenging – business of farming.

AWD course helps navigate farming challenges

Guest writerJul 18, 2022
Southland dairy farmer Brooke Flett shares how a new programme designed to boost the resilience of rural communities helps her navigate the challenges of farming.

A life in wool

Guest writerAug 16, 2021
Shearing’s traditionally been all technique and tallies, but a new training programme is encouraging shearers to regard themselves as rural athletes, mentally and physically.

‘NZ’s fastest farmers’ go wheel to wheel

Guest writerAug 2, 2021
The inaugural Anchor Milk cycle race recently took place near Oamaru. Among the 77 competitors were 28 farmers…


Discovering my own values

Discovering my own values

Staff ReporterJul 20, 2021

High country sheep and beef farmer Hamish Murray spent a year on a Nuffield scholarship studying businesses with high-performance team cultures. What he discovered was that before you can work on your team, you need to work on yourself.

Contract milker’s Moving Day tips

Contract milker’s Moving Day tips

Staff ReporterJun 21, 2021

New herd, new home, new community. Moving day can be a stressful time for contract milkers. Here are a few tips on how to manage the transition.

Always a way through

Always a way through

Staff ReporterMay 4, 2021

Together with his sharemilkers Theo and Martin Sneek and their staff, Geoff Spark runs a 460ha dairy operation near Oxford. He’s a third-generation farmer and grew up on the family farm in Rangiora, which the family’s still farming after 55 years.

A wake up call

A wake up call

Staff ReporterApr 19, 2021
A near-fatal accident completely changed Owen Gullery’s approach to life and farming. Now he’s alerting other farmers to the dangers of fatigue.
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