We offer a range of formal and informal development opportunities for current and future farmers and rural professionals.
Understanding your Farming Business
This programme engages women as critical farming partners through building business knowledge, skills and confidence. Women return to their farming business with fresh eyes, and participate more fully in decision making and communicate strongly to help create positive change. This workshop series is funded by RMPP and delivered by the Agri-Women's Development Trust.
Watch the two videos to learn more about both courses (Waihine Maia is a course specifically for Maori women).
2018 dates are now available. Click the link below for more details.
The Facilitation Training Programme includes the following:
- Facilitation support training – to give farmers the skills to run small group activities in break out sessions, to assist a lead facilitator.
- Lead Facilitator training – to provide Rural Professionals new skills to improve how they facilitate groups. This programme covers the art and science of facilitation.
- RMPP Action Network Fundamentals & Extension Design - specifically designed for rural professionals and farmers who aspire to be a Connector or Facilitator for RMPP Action Network. This programme covers how to form and run an RMPP Action Group and application of extension skills to extension activity.
Rural Business Network
Farmer Mentor Programme
If you are operating your own farming business, a farm manager, or looking to start a farming business and want a fresh perspective, this opportunity is for you. A business mentor can offer you independent support and advice on:
- Cash Flow and Working Capital Management
- Financial Management
- Business Planning
- Time Management
- Tax and Compliance
- Goal Setting
- And much more
This is a golden opportunity to improve your business by having a fresh perspective that can provide confidential, one-on-one business mentoring which is reasonably priced.
Business professionals click here for more information
Primary Schools - Matching Schools to Farms
Secondary Schools - Curriculum Development
The resources, trialled in 10 primary and 16 secondary schools last year, help students learn more about the sector and promote awareness of the wide range of career opportunities.
Resources, including assessments within the programme, have now received the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) Quality Assured Assessment Materials (QAAM) trademark. There is more information here
Leadership Pathway Programme
The Leaders of the TeenAg Clubs are able to join a Leadership Pathway Programme, to help them develop their skills in event management, goal setting, and team dynamics.
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