B+LNZ Generation Next Programme

This programme is designed to nurture, assist and encourage the current and future farmers within our sector.

Do you have a goal to be a leader, manager or farm owner in the future? If your ambition is to move up the sheep and beef ladder, then this programme is for you.

About the programme

The 'Generation Next: Our Future's Sheep & Beef Farmers' programme involves the delivery of three workshops over a six-month period with the following objectives:

  • Understand the farm business – financial basics and management.
  • Develop better decision making skills.
  • Understand technology and genetics within the industry.
  • Understand the importance of managing mental  health and personal well-being.
  • Understand the overall industry goals and aims.

Programme requirements

Applicants are required to attend all three modules.

Free to all levy payers and their employees, however, travel and beverage costs are not covered. All meals and some accommodation costs are covered.

If you are a successful applicant for this programme, please note there will be a small amount of pre-work sent to you prior to the start of the programme.

Selection criteria

  • Actively working on a sheep and beef or dry stock property (associated levy payers).
  • Aged between 18 and 45 years’ old.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and understand the drivers to improving on farm profitability of the sheep and beef sector.
  • Goals listed show that plan to stay in the food and fibre sector.
  • Application shows progression over time through positions or goals represent this.
  • Farming and living in the area of application.
  • Are available to attend all three days.

Find out more

For all enquiries, please email Olivia Ross (B+LNZ Extension Manager, Southern South Island): Olivia.Ross@www.funkst.com or call her on 027 801 7868