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Steve Maharey – Vice Chancellor, Massey University

“Congratulations to NZX. The LYDJ website will do a lot to encourage young New Zealanders to look at agriculture as a career. Massey University, ranked 19th in the world for agriculture, is making its contribution by providing the best possible research informed education.” Read More »

Nathan Guy – Minister for Primary Industries

“The primary industries are the powerhouse of our economy generating around $35 billion a year in exports. They need skilled workers to keep driving New Zealand forward. There is an incredible range of careers available using all kinds of skills – from practical jobs outdoors right through to IT, finance and science. By 2025 it’s estimated we’ll need another 50,000 ... Read More »

Professor Hamish Gow – Massey University

“Twenty years of OE – surfing the waves of agricultural market liberalisation across Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia before finally beaching back in New Zealand. Over 70 countries surfed.” Read More »

Richard Lynch – Principal adviser, Ministry for Primary Industries

“Whatever your interests are there is a career for you in the primary industries. Our sectors are incredibly diverse and include arable, dairy, forestry, horticulture, meat and wool, and the seafood industries and cover everything from production to international marketing. If you want to be involved in addressing critical issues for the planet such as food security or environmental sustainability, ... Read More »

John Wilson – Chairman, Fonterra

“We need talented young people who are passionate about contributing to the success of our primary industries, securing New Zealand’s relevance in the global marketplace.” Read More »

Iona McCarthy – AgriCommerce Programme Director, Massey University

“For a “townie” with a love of being outdoors a Massey agriculture degree was a great start to my career. I’ve found the challenge of combining work in my dairy farming business with teaching valuation and farm management at university rewarding.” Read More »

Mavis Mullins – Director Paewai Mullins Shearing, Farmer, Chairwoman, Aohanga Incorporation

“As an owner-operator, governor, and administrator I am pleased to support and promote the Land – Your Dream Job campaign to attract youth (and older youth) to our sector. Working onfarm can be an exciting pathway to management, service provision, applied science, and so much more now. Our global footprint also means we are more connected and technology is amped ... Read More »

Professor Peter Kemp – Head of the Institute of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University

“Agricultural production science, animal sciences, agricultural engineering, plant sciences, agribusiness, rural valuation, nutrient management, industrial design, international opportunities – there is something for everyone wanting to work in agriculture today.” Read More »

Neil Trebilco – Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated President

“The primary industry sector is a key to New Zealand’s future economic and export growth – become a part of that. For example, the kiwifruit industry is set for rapid growth in the future. There are jobs in offices, science labs, economics-accounting, in the market, in sophisticated packhouses, or in the orchard.” Read More »