About Us

The New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM) is an independent peak industry body for the farm advisory and rural profession. The core purpose of the organisation is building the capability, capacity and professional excellence of primary industry professionals.

NZIPIM has over 1,300 members from a diverse range of occupations, including; farm advisors, rural bankers, farm accountants, fertiliser consultants, rural valuers, representatives from industry good organisations, CRIs, universities, and agribusiness service providers. 

NZIPIM has the following four core strategic objectives:

  1. EQUIP: Equip members to have successful careers and businesses
    • Develop leadership framework and implement capability build initiatives
    • Build a content workplan for national and branch events, ensuring broad coverage of sectors, topics, cultural and wellness issues
    • Grow capability for advisors to support Māori landowners and grow capacity of advisors for whenua Māori entities
  2. ENGAGE: Create an environment to connect with other professionals and share knowledge
    • Strengthen branches, activating compelling events in each region
    • Build branch committee engagement strategy
    • Segment database to understand membership needs and monitor engagement
    • Grow conversion of student members to full members
  3. INFLUENCE: Represent the interests of primary industry professionals
    • Enhance relationships with MPI, MfE, central government and the regional sector
    • Strengthen connections with industry associations and stakeholders
    • Build a suite of formal relationships such as corporate members, sponsorship agreements, and MOU’s
  4. EXCELLENCE: Lift professional standards and promote excellence
    • Develop strategy to transition to professional standards body
    • Build and implement communications strategy

Enabled by an Integrated Primary Industry Network

For a summary of NZIPIM's 2022-2025 Strategic Plan click here.

Our History

The New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM) was founded in 1969. It was originally known as the NZ Society of Farm Management with farm management consultants making up most of the membership up until 1999.

The membership base has expanded and now includes a range of rural professionals operating within the New Zealand primary industry.

Life Members and Fellow

To recognise Members outstanding leadership within the primary industry, have demonstrated excellence as a rural professional, and made a significant contribution to the Institute, the NZIPIM Board can award Life Memberships and Fellowships to Members.

A list of NZIPIM's Life Members and Fellows can be found by searching in the Members Directory.