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Move from desk-job to dairy farming brings rewards

12 September 2022

From her first look in a working dairy shed as a teenager, Laura Murdoch wanted to work with cows, but a wrist condition meant she chose a career in accountancy instead and took up dairying more than a decade later.

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Diploma qualification supports move to sustainable wine growing

25 August 2022

Completing a diploma in agribusiness management is opening the way for Marlborough vineyard manager Phillip Dight to tackle the next big challenge in his role, moving to sustainable wine growing.

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Primary ITO qualifications set dairy farmers on success pathway

16 August 2022

Farmers building their skills by studying towards qualifications have shone as winners in the recent 2022 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.

Diploma more than just about gaining a qualification

4 March 2021

Scott Adams’s large Marlborough property with its mix of native trees, forestry plantation, grape growing, honey production and sheep and beef…

Diploma broadens understanding of regulations

1 February 2021

A diploma is a must have for farmers, particularly those who move to Aotearoa from overseas, who work in the agricultural industry long-term, says NZ King Salmon Ltd Tory Channel Te Kura te Au Regional Manager, Salvador Delgado Oro Laprida.

Mixing first-time motherhood with studying

11 January 2021

West Coast dairy farmer Sian Madden looks back and laughs about having a “diploma baby” when she recalls mixing first-time motherhood with studying for her diploma.

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Vicki swaps horses for fictional cows and proves diploma is for all

16 December 2019

It’s hard not to feel outnumbered when you’re an equine vet surrounded by dairy and sheep farmers.

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Why viticulture success depends on business management know-how

16 November 2019

Viticulture is a practical industry suited to practical people – so discussing budgets and financial spreadsheets with an accountant isn’t usually an enjoyable conversation.

Emily Woolsey
Southland Farmer Tackles HR Issues with Diploma

16 October 2019

Having won the 2007 national Farm Manager of the Year Award with her husband, Daniel, Emily Woolsey had a pretty good grasp of dairy farming – yet she knew there was so much more to learn.

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Self-Employed Dairy Farmers Urged To Study Diploma

16 September 2019

Taking control of your finances is a crucial skill that many self-employed dairy farmers struggle to master.