Story: Agricultural education

Recruiting farmers of the future

Recruiting farmers of the future

In recent years the shortage of skilled labour in some areas of farming has become acute. One of the functions of the Agriculture Industry Training Organisation is to encourage young people into the industry. It provides on-farm training by advisors who monitor students’ progress as they advance through the programme. This advertisement is designed to attract young people into the industry.

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Robert Peden, 'Agricultural education - Trade certification', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/16935/recruiting-farmers-of-the-future (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008