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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.

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Successful career established in just five years

3 January 2022

Should we ever stop learning? West Coast dry stock farmer Brendon Graham doesn’t think so and has established a successful new career in five short years thanks to Primary ITO.

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Four seasons in one day on the Taihape-Napier Road

4 October 2021

Covering 80,000 acres of central North Island high country, Ngamatea Station is an iconic property in farming circles. It’s also a great place to learn what it takes to reach the top in the industry.

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Farmers thrive with financial support for training and apprenticeships

24 September 2021

In the Hawke’s Bay, financial support for training fees and apprenticeship costs is making a big difference on farms.

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Returning to sheep and beef industry roots

3 June 2021

Sheep and beef farming is in the blood for Primary ITO training adviser Ginny Tocher, and she’s using her experience to help learners grow their careers on the farm.

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…

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Agricultural training pilot makes it easier for West Coast students to get jobs

19 February 2021

An innovative West Coast education initiative aims to get more agriculture learners in jobs more quickly by giving them better training options.

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Staff needing the training to get ahead as farming gets more technical

14 December 2020

In the final of our series, we speak to Matt Iremonger – General Manager at Willesden Farms, and a key member of our Primary ITO sheep beef and deer ‘Industry Partnership Group’ – about how on-farm learning adds value to his business.

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A vision of succession for our people

23 November 2020

In the next edition of our series, we talk to Richard Scholefield at Whangara Farms in Gisborne about the importance of offering training to all staff.

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How on-farm learning is adding value to the business

3 November 2020

In the next edition of our series, we speak with Vet Services Hawke’s Bay Deer Farmer, Richard Hilson, about how on-farm learning adds value to his business, and his team’s future employer businesses.