New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF) is a non-profit social organisation which is tonnes of fun with down to earth people. We are a progressive and dynamic social network for youth which develops the leadership and personal skills of our members through participation and achievement.
There are over 70 clubs situated around New Zealand and each club has its own identity and community spirit, backed by the national organisation. You make friends for life, network with like-minded individuals and develop your personal and practical skills by organising and participating in meetings, events, social activities and competitions.
NZYF is a participation based organisation and we encourage all members to be active in their clubs’ activities and to take advantage of the many opportunities that come your way and that you, yourself, have the ability to create. In our members we value commitment, enthusiasm and integrity.
You don’t need to be a farmer to join - all you need is a love of the land and a willingness to participate.
New Zealand Young Farmers are committed to adding value and contributing to the agri-sector by providing support for rural youth and people capability development through a nationwide network and collaboration with key industry allies and partners within the dairy, sheep, and beef industries.
There are number of programmes under the NZYF umbrella:
NZYF also runs the 'Get Ahead' programme, educating youth about careers in the primary indusrties:
Why do people join New Zealand Young Farmers?
Annual membership includes:
- Quarterly NZYF magazine “Muster News”
- Fortnightly e-newsletter "Hotwire"
- Member’s only scholarships, competitions and discounts at various outlets
- Free entry into the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Contest
- Free entry into NZYF competitions
- Discounted rates to NZYF club events
Personal and professional development
In addition to fun social activities clubs often organise skill building activities or take advantage of the Kickstart programme for personal and professional development.
- Learn practical and knowledge based skills such as:
- farm safety
- 4wd training
- stock judging
- financial management
- business development
- best industry practices
The list goes on...!
New Zealand Young Farmers Members aiding in the Canterbury Earthquake Clean-up