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Te Kuiti shepherd wins inaugural Maori Young Farmer Award

Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 10:52 am | AgIto

Young Te Kuiti shepherd named as inaugural winner in Ahuwhenua Young Māori Sheep & Beef Farmer of the year competition More >>

From facials to feathers

Wednesday, 5 December 2012, 11:09 am | AgIto

Ingham’s employee Lauren Davies was a beauty therapist for seven and a half years before entering the world of poultry farming. Crowned the 2012 Poultry Industry Trainee of the Year by the Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand (PIANZ) proves Lauren’s ... More >>

AgITO: changes to delivery of pork production qualifications

Friday, 12 October 2012, 2:43 pm | AgIto

Staff training may be the last thing on many pig farmers’ minds as the industry continues to face many new challenges. However, partly in response to these challenges and in an effort to work with the farmers AgITO have announced changes to their Level ... More >>

Primary ITO welcomed by Minister Steven Joyce

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 4:39 pm | AgIto

In Wellington last night the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Steven Joyce welcomed the launch of the Primary Industry Training Organisation as an exciting new era in primary sector training. More >>

New era in primary sector training

Monday, 24 September 2012, 10:42 am | AgIto

A new industry training organisation, the Primary ITO, is being established to facilitate industry training in the agriculture, horticulture, equine, water and sports turf sectors. More >>

Training Is Important For The Industry, Trainee of the Year

Monday, 9 July 2012, 12:23 pm | AgIto

This year’s New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year, Nathan Christian, is a believer in up skilling through training and says having qualifications shows potential employers he’s committed to a successful future in the industry. More >>

Owaka herd manager is Farming to Succeed

Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 2:46 pm | AgIto

Owaka herd manager, Shane Bichan, says his eyes have been opened to opportunities in the agriculture industry after attending AgITO’s South Island Farming to Succeed programme sponsored by FIL New Zealand. More >>

Winner of the inaugural Ahuwhenua Young Māori Trainee

Monday, 18 June 2012, 2:16 pm | AgIto

MEDIA RELEASE 18 June 2012 Winner of the inaugural Ahuwhenua Young Māori Trainee/Cadet of the Year Award Tangaroa Walker has won the inaugural Ahuwhenua Young Māori Trainee/Cadet of the Year Award. Tangaroa, 22, is a Farm Manager for Toa Farms, Kennington, Southland. ... More >>

Training helps ex-graphic designer excel in dairy industry

Friday, 1 June 2012, 1:57 pm | AgIto

Farm manager Silke Hackbarth was a graphic designer back in her native Germany, but a trip to New Zealand on a working holiday introduced her to farming, and she hasn’t looked back. More >>

Ahuwhenua Young Māori Trainee/Cadet of the Year

Thursday, 31 May 2012, 10:01 am | AgIto

Finalists in the first Ahuwhenua Young Māori Trainee/Cadet of the Year Award announced More >>

High expectations met by Farming to Succeed programme

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 1:56 pm | AgIto

Daniel Baker says this year’s North Island Farming to Succeed programme has shown him that farm ownership is possible for his generation. Daniel is currently a sole charge farm manager milking 280 cows near Te Awamutu for the Ferris family. More >>

New Zealand Equine ITO joins AgITO

Monday, 20 February 2012, 1:26 pm | AgIto

The New Zealand Equine Industry Training Organisation (NZEqITO) has joined the Agriculture Industry Training Organisation (AgITO). Continuing pressure on funding means it is more cost effective for NZEqITO to operate in AgITO’s framework. More >>

Dairy Women’s Network partners with training leader, AgITO

Monday, 13 February 2012, 6:32 pm | AgIto

Dairy Women’s Network has announced its partnership with one of New Zealand’s largest and most respected industry training organisations, AgITO. The partnership was formed in an effort to open up further education possibilities for New Zealand ... More >>

AgExcel endorsement extended to quad bike tutors

Monday, 19 December 2011, 11:27 am | AgIto

Endorsement by the training quality mark AgExcel has now been extended to agricultural vehicle training tutors, AgExcel evaluator Andrew Donohue says. A group of nine tutors were evaluated as part of a pilot programme in November. The tutors have been awarded ... More >>

Applications for new Young Māori Trainee/Cadet Award

Friday, 16 December 2011, 5:16 pm | AgIto

MEDIA RELEASE 16 December 2011 Applications for new Young Māori Trainee/Cadet Award now open More >>

Benefits abound for 2011 Dairy Trainee of the Year

Wednesday, 2 November 2011, 3:45 pm | AgIto

New Zealand’s 2011 Dairy Trainee of the Year, Ben Smith, has reaped the benefits of being involved in the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards since his win in May this year. More >>

AgITO’s performance rated top notch by NZQA

Monday, 31 October 2011, 4:25 pm | AgIto

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has rated AgITO as a top performing industry training organisation in an External Evaluation and Review (EER) conducted recently. NZQA rated AgITO’s performance as ‘Excellent’ in all six areas reviewed ... More >>

Learning attitude helps win Sharemilker/Equity Farmer Award

Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 3:23 pm | AgIto

It was the acquisition of a bread maker that set Jason and Lisa Suisted on their path to winning the Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year award at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards national finals on May 14 in Queenstown. More >>

NZ’s Dairy Trainee of the Year inspired by awards experience

Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 2:01 pm | AgIto

New Zealand’s Dairy Trainee of the Year, Ben Smith, says it was a thrill for him to represent Hawke’s Bay Wairarapa at the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards national finals in Queenstown on May 14. “It’s an area of the country not heavily known ... More >>

Waikato couple are Farming to Succeed

Monday, 16 May 2011, 11:19 am | AgIto

AgITO’s North Island Farming to Succeed programme sponsored by FIL New Zealand had a unique pair of attendees this year. Farming couple Jared Crawford and Sara Preston were both accepted out of nearly 80 applicants to attend the life changing ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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