The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Ravensdown chief executive Greg Campbell has been named the 2019 Primary Industries Chief Executive of the Year at the inaugural Primary Industries Awards.
New Zealand’s primary sector exports continue to surpass expectations, with revenue forecast to grow 7.1% on the previous financial year.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says the agriculture sector remains in good heart despite Fonterra’s recently announced reduced forecast payout.
The stigma of bovine TB remains huge in rural communities despite a decline in the number of infected herds, says Stu Hutchings, group director of OSPRI.
Lincoln University has welcomed the findings of a Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) report that shows favourable career prospects for those looking at the primary sector.
Lincoln University says that while there are some encouraging signs of changing perceptions concerning primary sector qualifications and careers, a recent Ministry of Education report suggests there is still a long way to go.
THE MINISTRY for Primary Industries has defended technology transfer to farms from Primary Growth Partnership programmes, following criticism from former Landcorp chief executive, and now Beef + Lamb Genetics chairman, Chris Kelly.
A CHANCE to see at first-hand the employment opportunities in the primary sector proved a hit for some 40 secondary teachers from the greater Wellington and Horowhenua regions.