When Sandra Faulkner was a young girl, her father gave her a
valuable message - ''don't grizzle unless you're planning on
Farming is the career path Emma Hollamby knows she wants to
One of the most prestigious shearing events in the country
marks its 53rd year in Alexandra next month and organising
committee publicity officer Mervyn Kinaston promises some
Growing intelligence is a vital part of expanding the fruit
export market, McIntosh Orchard owner Wayne McIntosh, of
Teviot Valley farm manager and fodder beet contractor Chris
Pemberton is the new New Zealand Young Farmers Otago
Southland provincial chairman.
Warwick Nicholson owns a town hall, and has just spent three
of his August weekends on scaffolding, cleaning out and
replacing old mortar from one of its walls.
The new Southern Rural Support Trust (SRST) chairman is
taking the new role in his stride.
Two farmers hope to raise $24,000 for the Cancer Society by
shearing sheep during a 24-hour ''Shear for Life'' marathon
in Tarras in February.
For Glenham farmer Ann-Maree Robinson, the big snow of 2010
There have been a couple of reports in South Otago. There is
nothing to say it won't be in Otago.
Having worked in the dairy industries in both Africa and New
Zealand, Justin Pigou says they are like ''chalk and
Janet Gregory is passionate about both farming and the
environment; a firm believer the two go ''hand-in-hand''.
Getting closer to consumers in very different cultures has
become increasingly important for Silver Fern Farms.
When it comes to succeeding in the dairy industry, Maigan
Jenkins believes passion is needed.
When Cantabrian Andy Wells (28) moved south to farm near
Clinton, he thought joining Young Farmers might be a good way
to meet people.
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