Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Skills


Muka Tangata to freshen food and fibre qualifications

Muka Tangata to freshen food and fibre qualifications

Annette ScottApr 18, 2024
Agriculture qualifications development projects launched in March.

NZ shearer sets new Merino world record in Aus

Farmers WeeklyApr 17, 2024
An Australia-based shearer from a tiny Central Otago township has become the first person to shear 500 Merino ewes in an eight-hour record attempt.

A day in the life of ‘the queen of the Waihōpai woolshed’

ShepherdessApr 16, 2024
I wake up and go to bed. Then I do it all again the next day – every day, every day, every day, says Invercargill-based shearer Esther Kidd.

Workshops tune up farm finance skills

Farmers WeeklyApr 16, 2024
Rabobank’s free one-day courses open to clients and non-clients alike.


Last slot in Young Farmer finals secured

Last slot in Young Farmer finals secured

Farmers WeeklyApr 16, 2024
Caleb Eady to face six other finalists after being named Northland FMG Young Farmer of the Year.
Muka Tangata to simplify food and fibre qualifications

Muka Tangata to simplify food and fibre qualifications

Farmers WeeklyMar 20, 2024
Set to explore a single core food and fibre certificate for the whole sector.
Rathkeale College shows how it’s done at Clash of the Colleges

Rathkeale College shows how it’s done at Clash of the Colleges

Farmers WeeklyMar 11, 2024
Games held in collaboration with NZ Rural Games Trust.
Main man from the Mainland

Main man from the Mainland

Farmers WeeklyMar 4, 2024
Southland’s Leon Samuels ends 35-year drought as he takes out top prize.
MIA scholarship students announced

MIA scholarship students announced

Farmers WeeklyFeb 19, 2024
Nine new financial grants made to post-grands and undergraduates.
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Rabobank Business Management Programmes applications open

Farmers WeeklyJan 26, 2024
Farmers get to ‘spend time developing strategies to ensure that their operations remain resilient’.
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Beef + Lamb NZ recruiting for Generation Next

Annette ScottJan 19, 2024
Free, nationwide personal development programme designed to equip future industry leaders with essential skills .
Global programme for next-gen sheep farmers

Global programme for next-gen sheep farmers

Charlie WilliamsonJan 15, 2024
Up and coming leaders invited to apply for Next Generation Sheep Farmer scheme.
Beginners’ pluck as five set shearing record

Beginners’ pluck as five set shearing record

Farmers WeeklyJan 15, 2024
Crew new to record attempts smashes world tally by 326 lambs.
Silcock powers through another shearing record

Silcock powers through another shearing record

Farmers WeeklyJan 8, 2024
Summer is heading for a reshaping of all four women’s solo strongwool shearing records.
Young farmers get one another Outward Bound

Young farmers get one another Outward Bound

Farmers WeeklyDec 8, 2023
Graduates of adventure course raise money for dairy mates to have a go.
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‘Micro-credentials’ in pipeline for irrigation industry

Farmers WeeklyNov 24, 2023
New credentials would give learners a quick pathway to water measurement and reporting.
Dairy graduate programme celebrates success

Dairy graduate programme celebrates success

Annette ScottNov 24, 2023
The graduates are mentored through comprehensive modules led by respected rural professionals and exceptional local farmers. 
Lamb Delight sizzles at sausage championships

Lamb Delight sizzles at sausage championships

Farmers WeeklyOct 19, 2023
Proud grandad from Silverdale pulls off tricky feat with ‘sensational’ single-meat offering.
Determined NZ sheep dog trial team heading to Wayleggo

Determined NZ sheep dog trial team heading to Wayleggo

Craig PageOct 17, 2023
Squad of newcomers looking to reclaim Cup after last year’s defeat.
Agricademy signs up new industry experts

Agricademy signs up new industry experts

Farmers WeeklyOct 10, 2023
On-farm training opportunities expanded in Waikato and Southland.
Fuelling career development on and off farm helps retain staff

Fuelling career development on and off farm helps retain staff

Partner ContentOct 5, 2023
Giving team members the opportunity to gain an on-the-job qualification means farmers can retain both staff and their skills longer, says Hauraki District dairy farmer Ilona Pohlmann.
Outward Bound takes dairy farmer’s skills to the next level

Outward Bound takes dairy farmer’s skills to the next level

Farmers WeeklySep 21, 2023
A Southland dairy farmer says that farming can be isolating at times and learning to take a moment and reflect on your situation or state of mind and how you can improve it was tested at Outward Bound.
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New workshops to support farm staff in training

Partner ContentSep 18, 2023
Collaboration gives Otago learners new on-farm learning opportunities
Hamilton to host Young Farmer Grand Final

Hamilton to host Young Farmer Grand Final

Farmers WeeklySep 14, 2023
Seven national finalists will battle it out over three days for the prestigious title.
Getting hands-on at Lake Hawea Station

Getting hands-on at Lake Hawea Station

Neal WallaceSep 6, 2023
Shepherds, stock managers and agri professionals gather for field day.
Fencing legend honoured at FCANZ awards

Fencing legend honoured at FCANZ awards

Neal WallaceAug 28, 2023
Inaugural award bestowed on Paul van Beers from Pōrangahau.
Wider role for vet techs as shortage hits

Wider role for vet techs as shortage hits

Neal WallaceJul 28, 2023
Veterinary Council takes three-pronged approach to addressing need.
Visiting Kiwis help to hone shearing in Mongolia

Visiting Kiwis help to hone shearing in Mongolia

Gerald PiddockJul 27, 2023
Skills and gear shared on five-week trip as local wool sector shows ‘huge scope’ for growth.
Kellogg Rural Leadership applications open

Kellogg Rural Leadership applications open

Farmers WeeklyJul 27, 2023
‘Leave the programme equipped to think strategically’.
Crisis looms for Aus, NZ vet services: report

Crisis looms for Aus, NZ vet services: report

Neal WallaceJul 18, 2023
Supply of vets for farm and domestic needs can’t keep pace with demand.
Young talent sought for BoP Young Grower competition

Young talent sought for BoP Young Grower competition

Farmers WeeklyJul 7, 2023
Emerging talent and career options in horticultural sector showcased
FMG Juniors showcase future of farming 

FMG Juniors showcase future of farming 

Guest writerJul 5, 2023
Regional Junior Young Farmers preparing for the big dance.
AgriKidsNZ getting ready to shine

AgriKidsNZ getting ready to shine

Guest writerJul 4, 2023
Contestants will be tested on their practical skills as well as general knowledge at the AgriKids NZ Grand Final.
Future vet stoked to make Grand Final of an ‘iconic event’

Future vet stoked to make Grand Final of an ‘iconic event’

Guest writerJul 3, 2023
A young veterinary student says winning the Taranaki Manawatū FMG Young Farmer of the Year was something he didn’t expect.
Farming under a mountain but aiming for the top

Farming under a mountain but aiming for the top

Guest writerJun 30, 2023
Waikato Bay of Plenty FMG Young Farmer of the Year gives credit to her upbringing for setting her up with the skills she has today.
Hot on the heels of big brother in Young Farmer finale

Hot on the heels of big brother in Young Farmer finale

Guest writerJun 29, 2023
Hailing from the West Coast, Nick O’Connor is representing the Tasman region as he battles it out with his brother.
Farm cadet scheme pauses to take stock

Farm cadet scheme pauses to take stock

Hugh StringlemanJun 26, 2023
Waipaoa Station has not advertised for 2024 cadet intake.
Pool of 300 certifiers to be trained up for freshwater plan rollout  

Pool of 300 certifiers to be trained up for freshwater plan rollout  

Neal WallaceJun 16, 2023
System tested on 100 farms to avoid repeat of winter grazing errors.
Shearing sisters earn while they learn with Agricademy

Shearing sisters earn while they learn with Agricademy

Farmers WeeklyJun 13, 2023
Wool and dairy courses offered for schoolkids.
Hometown heroes’ hard road to dog trials

Hometown heroes’ hard road to dog trials

Craig PageJun 1, 2023
South Otago’s Paul Collins and Sky overcome serious illness and injury to compete – and win.
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