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Upcoming Events

  •  Growing Future Farmers Online Information Evening JULY 25th 2024
     Growing Future Farmers Online Information Evening JULY 25th 2024
    Thu, 25 Jul
    Online Information Session
    25 Jul 2024, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Online Information Session
    Want to know more about the Growing Future Farmers programme, join us online here!

Fees-Free Training by Farmers,
on Farm,
for Future Farmers.

Student Testimonials

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Essential Farm Skills Programme

Our two-year programme (44 weeks each year starting mid-January and ending mid-December), includes:

  • On farm placement throughout 14 regions of NZ

  • Practical on farm training and development

  • NZQA level 3 qualifications

  • Regional Student support

  • Course fees, access to subsidised gear, equipment and clothing pack, and two pups provided

  • Weekly Living allowance 

What's involved in being a Farm Trainer?

Farm trainers take a student on the two-year programme to give them practical skills, training and experience in agriculture.


  • Students live and train on farm as part of the farm trainers team for the duration of the course

  • Regional Liaison Managers work with Farm Trainers and Students to support the training.

  • Students are on courses one day per week and will be on farm training and building experience four days per week.

  • Farm trainers host some training of the regional group and attend regular meetings with Student and Liaison Manager.

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Raising the industry standard of fit for work, educated and reliable farm students.

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