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Growing a career

Hawke's Bay's Young Fruit Grower of the Year Jordan James sees himself carving out a good career in the region's burgeoning apple industry.
A new Federated Farmers Dairy Apprentice Scheme is intended to set the industry benchmark for entry level training in the sector.
Two Western Bay of Plenty teenagers have each scooped a $15,000 Zespri academic scholarship despite vastly differing levels of orchard experience.
From early morning until late at night, in all weathers and in all seasons, winemaking is all go.

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Milk and honey

Jacob Parish has been working on his mother and stepdad’s dairy farm since he was only eight years old.

Ahead of the herd

Jordan Smith’s short-term career plan is to head overseas to do an OE in Europe, where he hopes to get some farming experience so he can see how it’s done on the other side of the world.
Far from being “just a job”, farming is now more about investigating new techniques and enterprises to grow the business than it’s ever been before.

Dairying dream

In June this year Khan began a three-year contract as herd owner in a 50/50 sharemilker on a 180-cow dairy farm just out of Matamata. This essentially means that as owner of the cows, Khan is responsible for their production and health, while the other party owns the farm.
With a future that includes travelling, environmental science, conservation, research projects, and sustainable living, it is lucky that Steven Gorinski has decided on a career in horticulture to give his plans the best chance of eventuating.
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