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Section 1: Understanding Your Farming Business
Access the scholarship database givME – http://apps.generosity.org.nz/givME
2 days ago
How did your life change after an AWDT programme?
With 3 programmes starting soon, there are primary sector woman out there wondering if positive change can happen in their lives too.
To help us empower more women with #supportedgrowth, share your story in the comments below.
We’ll pass it on to those who need to hear it.
And to spread the word, we’ll be shining a light on your stories of #supportedgrowth across our programmes all next week. ... See MoreSee Less
I love what Marie Burke said. She’s exactly right. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the many forms of farming situations in our class. My farming style has only changed a little but my confidence has grown. It is about finding “my tribe”. With the variety of ages and farming situations there was something to offer and learn all round. All course presenters were brilliant.
How did my life change? Well where do I start?? Through AWDT programmes I found my ‘tribe’ as they say. I found rural women like me, I found connection, support, encouragement, self confidence, new knowledge and friendship. The programmes I’ve done have provided some of the best personal and professional development I’ve had the good fortune to be involved in. Spending quality time focusing on our farming business, and myself as a person has literally changed my life, and I couldn’t be more grateful to Lindy and the AWDT team. My advice to others? If you’re thinking of doing one of the programmes, don’t hesitate just do it, it will definitely be well worth your while.
4 days ago
Seeking a women’s perspective on a new biodiversity project!
Te Uru Rākau (Forestry NZ) are designing a new website to help landowners, iwi and farmers learn how to invest in trees on their land and generate the best outcomes.
The Ministry for Primary Industries project team are looking for volunteers to help vet their new online resource – ensuring its useful and meets landowners’ needs.
Feedback will be sought in an interview over zoom or face to face. If you are interested in knowing more about the project, please contact Kirstie by email Kirstie.email@example.com.
Here’s to another great resource for the sector and thanks for your support to make it happen! ... See MoreSee Less
❤️🌲 Coronation Forest is my favourite day of the year. I haven’t seen this pic before 🙂
5 days ago
We don’t buy-in to the idea of an urban-rural divide. There’s just us Kiwis.
As a food & fibre nation, AWDT believe that all of us deserve the chance to genuinely experience farming first-hand.
That’s why we’re proud to support Open Farms – our nationwide open farm day on Sunday February 21.
It’s about reconnecting people with our land & farmers and sharing our love of farming in Aotearoa New Zealand.
But it doesn’t happen without farmer hosts - like AWDT graduate Kate Tosswill from Bagshot farm, Wairarapa.
If you’re ready to share your farming story with a few urban families, Open Farms will support you with the planning & marketing to make it happen.
Read their comprehensive hosting guide and register your event at bit.ly/3bzQuAc.
Reconnecting Kiwis with our land & farmers won’t happen overnight, but it will happen – one farm and family at a time. ... See MoreSee Less
Hamish Cameron Wilson