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Training key part of success for Otago Southland Young Farmer of the Year

23 April 2024

Award-winning Southland farmer Zac Thomas is urging others to take up training, saying it’s the best way to prepare for a career leading to farm ownership and business success.

The nuts and bolts of environmental practices on the farm

22 March 2024

Primary ITO has launched the new Farm Environment Planning Level 4 Micro-credential (a smaller sized piece of targeted learning) in response to farmers and their staff needing to know how to implement and monitor a farm environment plan.

Collaboration gives Otago learners new on-farm learning opportunities

4 July 2023

Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga and Beef + Lamb New Zealand are working together in the Otago region to provide new learning opportunities for those entering the sheep and beef farming industry and those looking to progress their careers.

Bite-sized vehicle and machinery training

1 June 2023

From tractors to quad bikes and everything in between. Get yourself or your team trained with our hugely popular vehicle and machinery micro-credentials in 2023!

On farm training positive for sheep and beef farming

10 May 2023

Bringing more young people into farming and giving them the opportunity to learn on the job is the key to a good future for the sheep and beef industry, says Tasman District farmer Peter Moore.

Ahuwhenua Trust invests in training for the future

5 May 2023

Investing in educating and its farming teams is all part of looking after the whenua and their people for future generations for Tiroa E and Te Hape B Trusts, which run four neighbouring sheep and beef properties just north of Pureora Forest Park.

Ahuwhenua Young Māori Award winner inspires next generation of rangatahi

7 March 2023

The reigning winner of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Award for sheep and beef is encouraging other rangatahi to give it a go, and hopefully win this year’s award, which in 2023 is in horticulture.

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Leadership programme develops primary sector team

16 January 2023

From agriculture to horticulture, vineyards to fish farms, and everything in between, strong team leadership skills are essential to building a successful and high performing team.

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Apprentice graduates to training others

18 July 2022

Matt Lane always wanted a career in farming and continuing his apprenticeship with the Primary ITO helped land him his first management role where he’s now supporting another apprentice to gain qualifications for his career.

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Apprentices bring innovation to Lochiel Station

3 March 2022

Having staff train through the Primary ITO Apprenticeship Programme is bringing innovation and adding value to the performance of large sheep and beef operation, Lochiel Station, in Canterbury.