[23 November/ Otago Daily Times]

Business development programmes run by the Agri-Woman’s Development Trust for women involved in sheep and beef farming would expand to new locations next year. The programmes were run with funding from the Red Meat Profit Partnership with the aim of lifting the sector’s performance and profitability. Courses include “Understanding Your Farm Business”, which has had 780 graduates since it began in 2014, and “Wahine Maia Wahine Whenua” for woman who were trustees, managers or partners in Maori sheep and beef farming businesses.