Posts tagged "NZ Young Farmers"

Young Farmers elect first woman chair in 12 years

[10 August/The Country] Ash-Leigh Campbell has been elected chair of the NZ Young Farmers board and became the first woman in the position for twelve years. She is a technical farm manager with Ngai Tahu, and helped oversee the management of eight dairy farms. She said she was privileged to be elected chair and was...

Bank teams up with young farmers

[11 May/Rural News] Heartland Bank has teamed up with NZ Young Farmers to support young people at the forefront of the rural industry. The agri-food sector was a vital part of New Zealand’s economy and needed young people to fuel it in the future, according to the bank. Head of Rural at Heartland Bank, Chris...

Details of Young Farmer of the Year Grand Final revealed

[27 March/Scoop] The FMG Young Farmer of The Year will be announced in Invercargill in four months’ time. It will mark the 50th anniversary of the award and the finalists are to be decided at the Otago/Southland Regional Final in Winton on 21 April. Event Convenor, James Goodwin, said they hoped to have 1,200 people...

Federated Farmers President’s message to workers after sudden deaths in rural communities

[15 December/NZ Herald] Federated Farmers and other farming groups are pleading with stressed workers to speak up and ask for support following a series of sudden deaths of young men across the country. Feds President, Katie Milne, said she was becoming increasingly desperate to remind farmers that help was available when they need it. Terry...

Stepping up awareness for rural mental health

[7 September/NZ Herald] Young Farmers is amplifying its mental health campaign among rural youth with Good Yarn workshops throughout New Zealand, aimed at supporting vulnerable members to fight the increase in suicides, particularly among young rural males. The 20-24-year-old age group recorded the highest number of suicide deaths at 79 for the year ended June...