The New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (Inc), NZIPIM, was founded in 1969. It was originally known as the NZ Society of Farm Management with most of the Founding members being Farm Management Consultants.
The Institute is a Professional Association for people who manage Primary Industry resources and/or provide professional services to the Primary Industry sector. The Primary Industry sector means any industry that provides or uses raw materials or plant and/or animal products for conversion into commodities and products for consumers.
Typical are agriculture, farming, horticulture, forestry, fishing, viticulture and agri-business. Membership is open to all those who are involved or interested in the Primary Industry sector. Members are qualified professionals in a wide variety of occupations including agricultural consultancy, agribusiness consultancy, farm management consultancy, primary sector education, farm finance/accountancy, rural policy-making, rural banking and economics, farming (including managing as well as ownership), fertiliser, rural valuation, agri-sciences, property management, veterinary services and other agri-business positions.
Promoting excellence in Primary Industry professionals
Providing opportunities for recognition and growth of members
The aims of the Institute are -