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NZAgInvest is back for 2017

Manawatu is ready to play host to the second New Zealand AgriFood Investment Week in March 2017. New Zealand AgriFood Investment Week in association with ASB is designed to help New Zealand agrifood businesses succeed through the development of innovation, investment and people. Project managed by Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA), the week will deliver

Rangitikei Rouseys

Each year New Zealand Young Farmers, hosts three national competitions, for three different age groups; AgriKids, TeenAg and FMG Young Farmer of the Year. With National Finals coming up in Timaru in July, we took the chance to sit down with Taranaki/Manawatu AgriKids regional winners, the Rangitikei Rouseys. The all-girls team was made up of

Seasoned by the sea

Coastal Spring Lamb is already a well-respected brand in New Zealand and, through a partnership with Classic Fine Foods, is now being compared to some of the best produce from around the world. From Scottish Salmon to Spanish Jamón Serrano and even Alaskan Crab, Coastal Spring Lamb and Coastal Lamb are up there with the

Rough and Ready

If anyone ever thought a girl couldn’t rough it, they obviously haven’t met Charlotte Nimmo. The year 13 FAHS Feilding High School student lives on a sheep and beef farm in Hunterville with her family, and as the oldest of three girls, Charlotte has become her father’s “son he never got”. Charlotte wouldn’t have it

Grower to Glass

Mark and Sophie McGill both grew up in and around the wine industry, so it’s no wonder that when cider began to boom a few years ago, they thought they would try their hand at it. Fast forward 8 years, and now two kids, one international move, and thousands of experiments later, the McGill’s have

Growing Grass Roots

Chelsea Millar is a bubbly soul, paving a different sort of path in agri. Developing the digital skills and capabilities of the agri sector is a passion for Chelsea, owner and founder of Grass Roots Media NZ. By completing the Kellogg’s Rural Leadership Programme on the topic of ‘Developing NZ Inc’s Primary Industry social capital’

Hoogenboom talks ‘Hoof & Hook’

Growing up a ‘townie’ in Waipukurau with her mum and sister, Amy Hoogenboom didn’t think she would ever work in the beef industry. But thanks to an opportunity at school and her love for animals, Amy has spent the last year travelling New Zealand as the 2015 Future Beef NZ Allflex Senior Ambassador, a job

Farmers, our most important asset

When aiming for a career as a rural professional, Hannah Goodwin got a deal better than she could have ever imagined. Today Hannah finds herself on the road, discussing the most important farm asset – the farmer. Risk management with FMG is the nitty gritty of a variable that is more volatile than the weather,

A Different Kind of Buzz

The complexity of beekeeping is not something that is frequently pondered when lathering your toast with honey at breakfast time. That is unless you are on the forefront of apiary management. Much like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, not many people know what work goes into the final honey product before it ends up on the

Forging Future Farmers

You’re never too young to be a farmer. You don’t have to work on, or even be near a farm to have a passion for the industry and to enjoy socialising with likeminded people. New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF) is a not for profit organisation aimed at New Zealanders between the ages of 18 to

Prospering Pig Passion

One of the biggest tasks one may encounter is taking a risk to make a difference to the world. For Daniel Todd, that risk fabricated as a pig farm. Daniel’s endeavour has evolved, from taking action on the very emotive consequences of commercial farming to; finding a balance between the volumes he produces, while retaining

The Ora King Experience

A fish with some fabulous features makes Ora King salmon stand out from the crowd. Although a reasonably new brand, Ora King has a long and fascinating tale to tell of how this fish variety has gained global recognition. The top of the South Island is the hub for this kiwi culinary treasure. With decades

Crickets, Careers, and Agriculture.

The next generation is leading the way in diversifying agriculture. If you think “angus beef” when you think about “farm grown protein”, you’re probably thinking along the same lines as 99% of the population. However, if you ask Jack Keeys he may hit you with a slightly different response that would have you thinking twice