"I now know exactly my passion and how I can contribute to society"
- secondary school student
We and our members organise a range of activities for teachers and students around New Zealand to connect with and learn more about the many exciting educational pathways and career opportunities in our innovative food & fibre sectors.
Innovation Challenge Days
Teachers' Day Out
MPI/GrowingNZ Sustainability YES awards
The Teachers' Day Out is a professional development day for teachers, show-casing the range of careers available in the food & fibre sectors. With focus on science, technology and business, this is a fantastic opportunity to take a closer look at how various careers relate to your teaching in the classroom.
Make the journey from farm to plate, and see the wide range of food & fibre sector careers - using the agribusinesses in your region!
Year 10 students studying science, technology or commerce are challenged to create solutions for real-world situations in our innovative food & fibre sectors. Working in teams of four with industry experts on hand to give advice, students plan and create a prototype which is judged by a panel of experts.
Be part of the MPI/GrowingNZ Sustainability YES awards – food and fibre for the future
This prestigious award sponsored by MPI is for senior students competing in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). With a focus on sustainability, it encourages students to use their business and entrepreneurial skills within our innovative primary sectors.