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On farm learning helps to retain dairy workers

1 May 2023

Giving team members the opportunity to gain an on-the-job qualification means farmers can retain both staff and their skills longer, says Hauraki District dairy farmer Ilona Pohlmann.

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Dairy apprenticeship supports career change from corporate world

21 March 2023

In a couple of short years Lauren Randall has changed careers to dairy farming, become financially stable and has goals to own her own dairy herd.

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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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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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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.

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Supporting careers in dairy farming

22 November 2021

With 41 dedicated dairy experts across the motu, Primary ITO’s people are dedicated to getting on every farm – wherever learners need them.  

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Ako leads Young Māori Farmer winner to success

9 July 2021

Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer of the year winner Quinn Morgan almost gave up on finding a job in Aotearoa in 2020 and was headed back to Australia to live with his young whānau when he landed a job on a dairy farm.

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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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Learning dairy on-farm key to success

12 February 2021

Accountants, bankers and chefs are now among the people looking for dairy training supported by Dani Low.

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Growing Great Dairy Farmers

11 February 2021

Coming from farming stock, Taranaki’s Jaclyn (Jax) Flintoff was always going to pursue a career in agriculture, but it was the television show McLeod’s Daughters that sealed the deal.