Viewing entries tagged with 'NZ Young Farmers'

Topdressing combines young pilot’s two passions: agriculture and aviation

Posted by on 16 July 2019 | Comments

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It’s a cool, crisp King Country morning as Kent Weir climbs into the cockpit of his topdressing plane.

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Former Gore-based rural banker swaps Southland for stint as musher in Canada

Posted by on 28 May 2019 | Comments

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Six Alaskan huskies pant excitedly as they haul a red sled carrying Russell MacKay across a vast frozen lake in Canada.

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Eskview Young Farmers member Isabelle Crawshaw tackles challenge close to her heart

Posted by on 30 April 2019 | Comments

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Isabelle Crawshaw thrives on the adrenalin of running events, especially ones that showcase the country’s vibrant agri-food sector.

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Agri-food project gets 160 Invercargill students onto Southland farms

Posted by on 9 April 2019 | Comments

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Invercargill student Aimee Paterson isn’t one to shy away from a challenge – especially if it involves agriculture.

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Student from Taranaki school with 17 pupils heading to AgriKidsNZ Grand Final

Posted by on 8 April 2019 | Comments

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A student from a tiny Taranaki school with 17 pupils has qualified for the national final of a major agricultural contest.

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Former TeenAg member reflects on his time as a cadet at Waipaoa Station

Posted by on 4 April 2019 | Comments

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A year ago Jack Ellingham was honing his shearing technique in a noisy woolshed at Waipaoa Station north of Gisborne.

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TeenAg field trip teaches Kaikoura students about healthy soils

Posted by on 2 April 2019 | Comments

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Climbing behind the controls of a digger on a farm has helped teach a group of Kaikoura students about soil structures.

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Northland 50:50 sharemilker capitalises on growing demand for raw milk

Posted by on 29 March 2019 | Comments

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Guy Bakewell is a young herd owning sharemilker who is thinking outside the box to help pay off his dairy cows faster.

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Hawke’s Bay woman braves sub-zero temperatures to work for Canadian beef stud

Posted by on 18 March 2019 | Comments

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The isolated Canadian village of Miami couldn’t be more different to its flashy United States namesake.

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Fonterra business graduate named Northern FMG Young Farmer of the Year

Posted by on 17 March 2019 | Comments

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An Auckland-based business graduate at Fonterra has been named the Northern FMG Young Farmer of the Year. 

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