Red Meat Network
The Red Meat Network gives an opportunity for leading students to establish networks with members of the red meat supply chain while the students are still studying. These people include farmers, suppliers to red meat sector, stock managers, fertilizer company sales and technical staff, national and international meat processing, marketing and retail staff, international trade envoys and members of industry good organisations. It will show different pathways to different careers in a highly internationalised industry. Participants will hear from, discuss with and question presenters on how they got to be where they are now. Presenters will outline what they see as the careers of the future and the skills and attributes required to succeed in those careers. The purpose of the programme is to help students develop an industry network before they leave the educational / training institution. The overall objective is to increase the number of motivated and high achieving graduates entering the industry supply chain.
As of March 2017 there are now eight hubs; Telford, University of Otago, Lincoln University, Massey University, Otiwhiti, Taratahi, University of Waikato and University of Auckland.
Who is this for?
The target population comprises high achieving students who are in tertiary education (not just in universities) and who have indicated an interest in working in some part(s) of the red meat supply chain – from the gene to the consumer. There is a selection process based upon demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for the red meat industry. Students are required to sign in at each session.
The programme is funded by the Red Meat Profit Partnership in conjunction with New Zealand Young Farmers.