To encourage and support the next generation of top talent into the red meat sector, we have a number of initiatives underway for different ages of students,to help them to understand the wealth of career opportunities available, and understand that almost any job you do, you can do in agriculture.

Primary Schools - Matching Schools to Farms

To support teachers to view the agricultural sector as a worthwhile context for teaching and learning , RMPP in conjunction with New Zealand Young Farmers and CORE education have developed resources that teachers can use that aligns to the curriculum, called 'Boots & All' and 'Bigger and Better'. This is designed for years 6 -8 . As part of this project the schools that complete a resource can be matched to a local sheep and beef farm so that the school children have an opportunity to go out and visit a farm during the year.

Secondary Schools - General Curriculum

To put the agriculture sector on the radar of secondary students, and promote careers in the sector, sheep and beef examples have been matched to general curriculum subjects, such as English Maths and Science.

The resources and assessment material developed to date are for years 9 – 12. All NCEA resources have now received the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) Quality Assured Assessment Materials (QAAM) trademark.

Teachers can access the resources on the 'Agrication' website.

Hear from Albany High School teacher, Lloyd Gutteride, about new resources being developed

TeenAg Clubs

There are over 100 TeenAg Clubs throughout New Zealand Secondary Schools, which are similar to Young Farmer Clubs. TeenAg brings young people together to learn practical and personal skills. RMMP contribute funding to New Zealand Young Farmers, who co-ordinate the clubs.

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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Greer Baldwin, St Paul's Collegiate

Leadership Pathway Programme

Students who become club executives in TeenAg Clubs in roles such as chairperson, vice-chairperson, treasurer and secretary, can apply to complete the Leadership Pathway programme to harness and develop teenage leadership skills. Modules are offered in event management, goal setting, and team dynamics, communication and leadership

Tertiary level - Red Meat Network

Think that the red meat sector is all about sheep and gumboots? Well think again!

The Red Meat Network has been created to give tertiary students a chance to learn more about what amazing opportunities there are in the sheep and beef sector. From banking to science, research to communications, the RMN provides an opportunity for students to establish networks and learn from people who work in all parts of the red meat supply chain. Tertiary students meet every two months to listen, learn and talk to industry leaders. The keynote speakers include farmers, suppliers to red meat sector, stock managers, fertilizer company sales and technical staff, national and international meat processing, marketing and retail staff, international trade envoys and members of industry good organisations. The purpose of the programme is to help students develop an industry network before they leave the educational / training institution. This has lead on to job opportunities for some of those involved in the past. It is run on behalf of RMPP by New Zealand Young Farmers.

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Massey University RMN members with Emma Higgins, Analyst with Rabobank

Massey University RMN members with Emma Higgins, Analyst with Rabobank