[5 October/Farmers Weekly]

Silver Fern Farms have committed to invest in future red meat sector leaders through its Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships, recognising and rewarding excellence. They are offering young people $5,000 to develop their red meat sector careers and capabilities in food and farming. Applications are open for people who wanted to develop their career in the industry with specific interests in red meat, food production, agriculture, food marketing, marketing and sales, research and development, food processing, cooking, and food technology. As part of the process applicants are asked to explain their big idea and then have responses published by Farmers Weekly. They included combining meat and vegetables, fortifying meat for young and old, offering offal, shifting lamb times, double the calves, and getting people interested when they were young.