Working for New Zealand’s Primary Industry Professionals

Welcome to NZIPIM, the place for developing the capability and knowledge base of members and providing a platform to enable them to build extensive networks across the rural profession.

NZIPIM National Conference - Tools to Shape our Future

The future of the industry will be in the spotlight at this year’s conference with a special focus on the tools available to industry professionals today…and tomorrow. We’ll pull the lens out wide to discuss global perspectives whilst looking at what adjacent industries are doing. Practical and relevant sustainability tools will come under the spotlight whilst you will also be able to learn about and share best practice for high performance.

Expect plenty of discussion and learnings aimed at arming you with the latest tools to ensure you are helping your farming clients run successful, sustainable businesses.

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Professional Development Framework

The NZIPIM Professional Development Framework is an inventory of key courses for Primary Industry Professionals.

Plant and Crop Physiology PLSC 611B

Explain how water affects crop growth. Calculate a soil water budget. Describe how nitrogen affects crop canopy factors. Quantify the effects of nitrogen on crop growth.. Describe appropriate nitrogen management for crops. Explain the interaction of water and nitrogen effects on plants.

Value Chain Innovation Programme

The Value Chain Innovation Programme delivers a truly immersive experience, created to meet a growing need for strategically capable leaders in our food and fibre systems. It is for those who are passionate about developing their leadership style, growing their networks, and contributing to their business and community.

Communication and Relationship Management

This online course will introduce you to psychological issues surrounding communication and interpersonal relationships, including applications of communication theory to applied situations. It will help you develop awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses in interpersonal communication. You will have opportunities to strategise and carry out an approach to address such limitations.

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NZIPIM offers a broad range of professional development events that inform, upskill and expand knowledge base of members providing advice and services to farmers and growers.

Webinar: Science priorities to continue progressing NZ dairy farming

Nicolas Lyons will be sharing DairyNZ’s science priorities and programmes that are tackling the key challenges and opportunities to continue progressing a positive future for New Zealand dairy farming. He will share why we do it, how we do it and who we do it with.


20 Jun 2024

Central Districts Branch: Horizon's update

Join us for this update from Horizons about the environmental regulation developments from the Coalition government.


25 Jun 2024

Taranaki Branch: Financial update & Branch AGM

Please join us for our AGM plus an update from Rabobanks Global Economics & Market team plus local speakers Paul Duynhoven from +MORE and Daniel Butler from McDonalds Real Estate.


25 Jun 2024

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Checkout the latest news from NZIPIM and other primary industry sources.

AGMARDT's New Report Shines a Spotlight on Governance in New Zealand’s Food and Fibre Sector

AGMARDT has released a pivotal report highlighting the unique governance challenges and opportunities within New Zealand’s food and fibre sector.

The "Pathways to Governance: enhancing food and fibre sector governance for greater impact" report highlights the need for strategic support at all stages of the governance journey and for emerging directors, moving beyond traditional training methods to a more nuanced approach which includes gaining practical experience.

Bar to be set for Rural Advisors

Rural professionals may soon have an industry standard to work towards that carries an accreditation, assuring farmers and fellow professionals they meet an industry standard for advice and knowledge.

The New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM) has just completed a road show seeking feedback from members about what sort of programme and its content could best meet industry needs and farmer expectations.

Interest in agriculture drives sharp rise in Lincoln University enrolments

Enrolments at Lincoln University are up 20 percent on last year thanks to strong uptake in agriculture based studies. The university said domestic enrolments for semester one were up 21 percent while international enrolments had risen 13 percent.

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