NZYF and PGP Funding

Posted by on 27 August 2010 | Comments

Dear Young Farmer member,

In case you missed the great news, NZ Young Farmers are a significant part of the Dairy industry Primary Growth Partnership funding application which was recently approved by the Minister of Agriculture.  This is a major breakthrough for our organisation and means huge opportunities for Young Farmer members as we move ahead.

This project is a collaborative work between DairyNZ and NZ Young Farmers and represents a partnership focus of the work.  Each organisation will bring different strengths to the project so collectively we will ge a better outcome than working independantly.

The project will see the establishment of  several projects which will add a lot of value to being a Young Farmer member through growing their personal and business skills.  This development process is something that both NZYF and DairyNZ have a vested interest in; hence the partnership. Our organisation plays a critical role in the wider industry because we are the only nationally based newtork of young people, and young people today are the leaders of tomorrow; and a strong Young Farmers is all good for New Zealand and agriculture.

The projects we are developing will fit within AgriKidsNZ, TeenAg, NZ Young Farmers and a new area of work, a post Young Farmers business network. It means there will be more personal.

This is a very exciting development for our organisation and the wider agricultural industry.  If you think NZ Young Farmers has moved ahead in recent years, you haven’t seen anything yet; the best is yet to come!!

We are now flat out planning but we will endeavour to keep you up to date with developments as they come. 
  
Bring it on!

Richard

CEO NZYF