[16 January/Rural News]

Taratahi, the agricultural training provider, has said that efforts to attract new students have paid off with definite enrolments for 2018 looking great according to CEO, Arthur Graves.  Mr Graves said that Taratahi had been part of wider industry efforts to promote the job rich agricultural environment and extensive career pathways and these activities are yielding great results.  Mr Graves noted that the training organisation is also responding to consumer feedback in the way that it operates its farms recognising that people want more information about the provenance of the products they eat, giving the example of the adoption of sexed semen which negates the need for a bobby calf trade which is viewed by many consumers as unacceptable.