Industry News


Rural Professionals Funding Round – Now Open

“Maverick” farm advisors are encouraged to team up with farmers to test smart ideas that could create real change for Kiwi farmers, in the third round of the Rural Professionals Fund from Our Land and Water

FMG Associate Director Opportunity

Ever wondered what it’d be like to sit on the Board of one of New Zealand’s leading rural businesses?

MPI: On Farm Support Services

MPI launched a new On Farm Support service as part of Budget 22 announcements. The service will offer more on-the-ground support for farmers and growers in the regions. On Farm Support will provide connections to the right resources, expertise and opportunities within the public and private sector, and industry organisations. The team will help navigate information and requirements around climate, water and the environment.

Primary sector backed to grow and innovate

Government has announced more than $118 million over four years will go towards boosting advisory services for farmers, foresters, growers and whenua Māori owners, as part of Budget 2022.

NZIPIM Independent Board Director

This is a unique governance opportunity with a professional membership body in arguably New Zealand’s most important industry sector. This is your chance to be fully engaged in some of the most challenging issues facing the nation’s primary sector. NZIPIM is in very good shape, is very well respected and with a recently appointed, passionate and energetic Chief Executive, is well positioned to grow. Please note that this is an Independent Director role so is open to non-members only, therefore we are requesting that members share with their contacts as appropriate.

Government to fund farm advisor training

The Government is investing $25 million in recruiting and training farm advisors to help farmers meet growing compliance requirements, but to also grow primary sector exports.

NZIPIM appoints new Chief Executive - Jo Finer

The new Chief Executive of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management wants to help enable rural professionals to be the best they can be, to support farmers. Jo Finer spoke to Colin Williscroft about how the institute can help those in the primary sector and her role in facilitating that.