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‘Power Play’ Award Winner Says Dairy Industry Must Focus on Attracting Young Blood

Industry news

The newly-crowned Dairy Manager of the Year and Primary ITO ‘Power Play’ Award winner believes school leavers need greater encouragement to see the dairy industry...

Dairy Industry’s Rising Star Is Keen To Help Others Shine

When Hayley Hoodendyk was offered a fulltime job as a farm assistant, she told her new employer he was “mad”.
She knew nothing about farming and...

Māori Dairy Farmers Succeed at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

18/05/2017

Māori success in the 2017 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards is set to inspire other young Māori to consider a farming career.
Jack Raharuhi (Ngāti Kahu)...

Company Director proves study worthwhile at any career stage or age

30/08/2016Case study

Max Jaffe owns a successful commercial gardening company, has 25 years’ experience and employs a dozen staff to look after some of Auckland’s largest commercial...

Agribusiness Diploma gives Catherine the edge she needs

22/11/2016Industry news

Farm ownership is the ultimate goal for many young dairy farmers but Catherine Terry knows it will take more than time and sheer hard work...

The power of education

05/11/2015Case study

Raglan dairy farmer Shona Pedersen and her husband Tony completed the Diploma in Agribusiness Management in 2007. As well as both being Diploma graduates, Shona...

Kerikeri woman paving, pruning and landscaping her own career path

14/04/2016Industry news

The thought of returning to study terrifies many adults – but Northland’s Leanna Jay is urging others to “embrace the fear” and go after those...

Big gamble pays off for ‘accidental farmers’

19/04/2016Industry news

A bold decision to buy a sheep farm and convert it into a dairy support block early in their 50/50 sharemilking careers is now paying...

Agribusiness leader Traci Houpapa joins Primary ITO Board

03/06/2016Organisation update

Primary ITO Chairman, Mark Darrow, has announced the appointment of award winning agribusiness leader, Traci Houpapa, to the Primary ITO Board.          ...

Primary ITO appoints two new Directors

18/05/2017Organisation update

Primary ITO Chairman, Mark Darrow, has announced and welcomed the appointment of Jane von Dadelszen and Pamela Storey to the Primary ITO Board.      ...

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