Do you love the great outdoors and want to get ahead in farming? See yourself as a Farm Manager sooner rather than later?

The Future Farmer training programme is designed by Agriculture New Zealand and Landcorp to fast-track your pathway to farm management. From shearing techinique to genetics, Kiwis lead the way in farming. As a Future Farmer you will be trained by the best to become the best - on a fully commercial 2800ha farm in Taupo. You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to make your mark on the land in New Zealand's real growth industry - agriculture!

Modules covered include:
•    Livestock health and feeding
•    Animal breeding
•    Pastures, soils and fertilisers
•    Quad and tractor driving
•    Fencing and farm maintenance
•    Shearing shed operations

You will also have the opportunity to complete a First Aid Certificate.

Your most important classroom is Aratiatia Station, a 2800ha sheep and beef property, where you will put theory into practice on a commercial farm. The course provides valuable life and employment skills to prepare you for your future farming career. During your training you will learn to communicate effectively, develop skills in budgeting, set goals for yourself and learn to live and work with others.

Course Start and Location
Commences in February - 44 week course, at Aratiatia Station, Taupo.
During the week students spend 3-4 days learning and practicing the skills needed to become a successful farmer. The other 1-2 days are spent in the classroom learning about New Zealand's farming systems.

Your training experience will be enhanced by visits from Landcorp geneticists, agronomists and by field trips to other Landcorp stations. You will also be given the chance to experience Landcorp’s dairy farming enterprises in the Broadlands area.
Your Career
The Future Farmer training programme is a positive step towards your career in sheep, beef and deer farming.

On completion of this training you will have the opportunity to be considered for employment within Landcorp’s farming operations. Once in employment, you will continue your training with the PrimaryITO.

Landcorp, New Zealand’s largest farming organisations, has a carefully designed career structure. Trained staff are encouraged to progress their career into farm management and beyond.
Fees and Enrolment Information
This course approved for New Zealand Domestic Students. You may be eligible for a student allowance and/or student loan through StudyLink. Contact us for details regarding eligibility to enrol. Course fees are $2900.00 (GST incl).

Interested?.. download the Registration Form, complete and return to our National Office. You will then be contacted by the Course Tutor. Applications close soon.

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If you want quality training, you want Agriculture New Zealand! For more information or to apply, contact us now!

0800 4 SKILLS (0800 475 455) or email