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From the latest commodity market and sector outlooks, to practical case studies, industry success stories and rural grass-root initiatives.

Rabobank Waikato Agri-Leadership Program

An initiative from the Waikato Client Council, the Rabobank Agri-Leadership Program showcases the vast and exciting opportunities available in agriculture for upcoming school leavers.
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The Root Zone Reality Project

Paul Johnstone is the science group leader at Plant & Food Research for field crops in the Sustainable Production Portfolio. He is working on a project known as “Root Zone Reality”, an industry initiative supported by MPI through the Sustainable Farming Fund, regional councils and other industry participants, that is accurately measuring nutrient losses under good management practices across New Zealand.
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Vertical Integration at Wangapeka Cheese

Daryl and Karen Trafford, have moved from dairying, to sheep and beef farming, and back to dairying during their farming career. They have now created an award-winning vertically integrated artisan dairy business, based out of their Tadmor Valley Farm, located an hour from Nelson.

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Growth through diversification | Alumni Tour Case Study play

Growth through diversification

Ever growing value of environmental sustainability

The changing behaviours of major Food and Agricultural stakeholders will create opportunities for realising two types of value from sustained environmental farming practices.

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Cattle producers cautioned to look beyond the current price peak

New Zealand cattle producers are being cautioned that the current high price environment they are experiencing are unlikely to be sustained in the medium to long term, as prices come under pressure from global increases in beef and animal protein production.*
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A Waikato Wetland Showcase

Dairy farmers Gray and Marilyn Baldwin had won the Ballance Supreme Environmental Award in 2009 for their efforts to protect the environment on their property and when they were approached, Gray suggested they go further and construct an experimental wetland.
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Sir Henry van der Heyden: A vision for sustainable success in agribusiness

Sir Henry oversaw the transformation of Fonterra into one of the largest dairy companies in the world, and attributes much of that success to uniting New Zealand's dairy farmers under a common vision.
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