Agri clubs promote the fun side of agriculture while teaching students valuable skills and developing lifelong friendships.
Students keen to connect with other young people with similar interests can join a student club in their area. They might love farming, animals or being active in the outdoors.
Tertiary + Workforce
New Zealand Young Farmers
Future Food Network
AgriKidsNZ is for primary school students aged 8-13. Membership is free and participation is largely based in the annual fun-filled competition series which runs alongside the TeenAg Competitions and FMG Young Farmer Contest.
The aim is to promote the fun side of agriculture while children develop valuable skills and make lifelong friendships. Members don’t need to come off a farm, they just need to have a love of the land and be keen to get their hands a bit dirty!
TeenAg aims to make students aware of the exciting career opportunities on offer in the agri-food sector, with the goal is to expose students from all walks of life to the primary industries - you don't need to be off a farm.
Clubs hold regular meetings, host guest speakers and organise field trips to local businesses. TeenAg members also have access to a unique leadership course run by NZ Young Farmers.
NZ Young Farmers (NZYF) is a non-profit organisation with a focus on connecting communities and helping to grow future leaders.
It operates a network of almost 80 NZYF clubs across the country, each with their own identity and community spirit. They are backed by a national organisation, which is governed by an eight-member board.
The clubs are progressive and provide a venue for young people to develop their leadership and personal skills. They’re a place where members can network with like-minded individuals and make friends for life. The organisation runs the iconic FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest, along with stock judging, clay target shooting, fencing and debating competitions.
The Future Food Network gives students who are still involved in study the opportunity to establish their own networks with people working in various roles across the food production chain. This includes anyone from farmers and stock managers to national and international meat processing companies, trade envoys, sales and marketing managers, scientists, engineers, and related industry organisations. The overall objective is to increase the number of motivated and high-achieving graduates entering the industry.
There are 6 hubs throughout New Zealand, including at all major universities.