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Agricultural students take starring roles

Three Maori students at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre have become stars of an ASB campaign to help recruit more young people for rural sector careers. They feature in a film to be shown at field and show days around the country. Four students – Philip Kopa, from Kaikohe, Dakota Tipu-Moengaroa, from Hunterville, Cedric Julian, of Pahiatua, and Taane Hubbard, of ... Read More »

Students primed for EPIC adventure

The EPIC challenge of promoting careers in the primary industries was launched at Kapiti College last week by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. EPIC – Enterprising Primary Industry Careers – is a Young Enterprise Trust scheme. It has stemmed from the need to attract young talent in the next 10 years to help reach the Government’s target of doubling primary-sector ... Read More »

Townie going places in ag science

Massey University student and admitted townie Vanessa Robinson is bucking the trend as one of the country’s future agricultural science stars. She talked to Annette Scott. At just 21 and from an urban upbringing in Auckland, Vanessa Robinson suggests she is a townie. But she spent a lot of time as a child on family farms – a sheep-and-beef unit ... Read More »

Men against women in dairy trainee contest

Five women are competing against five men to become the 2014 New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year. “The girls have really demonstrated that they can match the guys this year and that a dairy farming career is one they can not only choose but excel in,” national convenor Chris Keeping said. The 10 dairy trainee finalists began a study ... Read More »