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Students target possums in Northland

More than 90 students from around Northland will gain hands-on knowledge of possum trapping, fur and pelt recovery as Project Possum enters its fifth year. The chairman of the Northland Regional Council’s environmental management committee Joe Carr said Project Possum training was run under the umbrella of the Enviroschools Programme. Carr said about 350 mainly young Northlanders have undertaken Project ... Read More »

Alleviating poverty driver for Youth-ag summit delegate

Commerce and agriculture student Shaun Snoxell has won a trip to the Global Youth-Ag Summit in Australia in August as a delegate to join the discussion on feeding a growing world population. An initiative of Bayer Crop-Science, the summit will be held in conjunction with Australia’s national agricultural youth Future Farmers Network and will bring together 100 young leaders aged ... Read More »

Innovation focus for Youth Ag-summit delegate

Agri-science masters student Hamish Clarke has won a trip to the Global Youth-Ag Summit in Australia in August as a delegate to join the discussion on feeding a growing world population. An initiative of Bayer Crop-Science, the Summit will be held in conjunction with Australia’s national agricultural youth Future Farmers Network and will bring together 100 young leaders aged 18-25 ... Read More »

Last grand finalist named for ANZ Young Farmer Contest

A 30-year-old dairy farmer won first place at the northern regional final of the ANZ Young Farmer Contest after a very tense and closely scored competition. Douglas McGregor went home with a prize pack worth over $10,000 including cash, scholarships and products and services from ANZ, FMG, Lincoln University, Ravensdown, AGMARDT, Silver Fern Farms, Honda, Husqvarna and Vodafone. This was ... Read More »

Livestock online

Problem: Stock agents have details of their lines of stock for sale in their notebooks and their heads – why can’t the pictures and details be instantly up on the internet for everyone to see them? Solution: Young stock agent Luke McBride and fellow agent Matt Muggeridge kicked around the idea for a few years before they sat around a ... Read More »

Fitz-Herbert wins regional final

Pete Fitz-Herbert is the fifth Grand Finalist to be named in the 2015 ANZ Young Farmer Contest. The 29-year-old stock manager took first place at the Taranaki/Manawatu Regional Final in Palmerston North on Saturday. Fitz-Herbert went home with a prize pack worth more than $10,000 including cash, scholarships and products and services from ANZ, FMG, Lincoln University, Ravensdown, AGMARDT, Silver ... Read More »

East Coast young farmer to take on rest of the country

Sully Alsop is the fourth grand finalist to be named in the 2015 ANZ Young Farmer Contest. The 31-year-old took first place at the East Coast regional final in Greytown on March 21 and, along with a place in the grand final, went home with a prize pack worth over $10,000. In addition to top honours, Alsop also came first ... Read More »

Southern Young Farmer finalist named

Winton sharemilker Steve Henderson won the Otago-Southland regional final of the Young Farmer Contest in Queenstown on February 7. Henderson went home with a prize pack worth more than $10,000 including cash, scholarships and products and services from ANZ, FMG, Lincoln University, Ravensdown, AGMARDT, Silver Fern Farms, Honda, Husqvarna and Vodafone. He also won the Lincoln University Agri-Growth and Ravensdown ... Read More »

Scholarship windfall for A+ student

From curing the common cold to research into bovine embryonic stem cells, be careful what you write in your year 13 yearbook under “What I’ll be doing in 10 years’ time”, Waikato University student Sarah Appleby says. The masters student has won an exclusive Golden Key Graduate Scholar scholarship worth $10,000, one of only six awarded in the Asia-Pacific region, ... Read More »

Taranaki farm manager wins 2014 Poultry trainee of the year award

Despite his youth, Adrian Paul, the winner of the 2014 Poultry Trainee of the Year Award, is something of an industry veteran. “I grew up in the industry,” he said. “My grandfather started our family’s involvement in the industry 50 years ago this year by building one of the first meat chicken sheds in Taranaki. “My father, Terry Paul, took over ... Read More »