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We’re always publishing fresh content to keep you informed about training and education across the primary industries. Browse this section to find case studies, tips and advice, guest blogs, opinions from industry leaders and more. 


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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.          ...

Training vital through the ups and downs

13/07/2016Case study

Michael and Susie Woodward, runners up in the Share Farmer of the Year category in the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA), know that...

Primary ITO and NZ Young Farmers partner to support success

Primary ITO and NZ Young Farmers have partnered up to support young dairy, sheep, beef and deer farmers to achieve their goals.
Primary ITO GM Customer...

Desire to keep moving forward motivates Darren to succeed

24/02/2016Case study

One Taranaki man’s commitment to making ‘slow and steady progress’ will see him become an Ironman next month while also inspiring others to set new...

Farming helps Harepaora create a better future for his kids

16/05/2016Industry news

After making some crucial mistakes as a teenager, Harepaora Ngaheu considered joining a gang in his hometown of Te Teko.
But the birth of his first...

Bright Future Ahead for Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer

Jordan Biddle has been named the winner of this year’s prestigious Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award and is a great example of how a passion...

Big careers ahead for Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmers

The winner of this year’s Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award will be revealed tonight, and each finalist will receive a $1,500 professional development scholarship from...

‘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 Hoogendyk 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


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)...

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