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CENTRAL DISTRICT TIMES, JUNE 19, 2012
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Three streams: Attend one
Pastures and Forages | Management and technology | Animal Production
Each stream will have a tour to relevant sites to see the topics and
technologies being demonstrated
In your stream, you will attend one highly interactive and practical
hands-on workshop how does it relate to your business...
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HEAR SEE DO
Farmer science day offers new skillsand technologies
Massey's ever-popular farmer science
day has had a make-over and farmers
can expect even more ''hot-off-the-
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ),
together with Massey University and
AgResearch, is hosting Farming on the
Edge -- of Science at Massey on
Wednesday July 11. Last year's event
attracted more than 200 farmers and
organisers are expecting greater
interest this year.
B+LNZ extension manager Mel
Poulton says the event has something
for the whole farm team.
''They'll see research in action -- in
pastures and forages, farm
management, new technologies and
animal production,'' she says.
''There will be practical workshops,
where farmers can drill down into a
topic and explore immediate
opportunities for their own farm
business. This is a day full of
possibilities but also practical
applications that can be employed
The day begins at 9am with an
opening session at Massey University,
before farmers follow their chosen
stream -- Pastures and Forages,
Management and Farm IT, or Animal
''We're trying a new method of
delivery -- a 'hear, see, do' approach.
Each stream begins with an overview,
followed by a field trip demonstration
and concludes with a hands-on
workshop. All streams finish the day
with dinner at the Awapuni
Mrs Poulton is encouraging farmers
to bring their staff along, so the whole
farm team can learn new skills and
TOP TRAINEES: AgITO Awards outstanding sheep and beef trainees Hepa MacArthur-Pyne and Lisa Cornelius each
receive a trophy, and share the cup. Frans Onland, centre, is operations manager for CASE.
AgITO award shared
Two local AgITO students share the
title of Outstanding Sheep and Beef
Trainees from the AgITO 2012
Lisa Cornelius and Hepa
MacArthur-Pyne are working
through units on animal health and
husbandry, level 3.
They are studying theory under
local tutor Phyllis Leigh and the
practical side is done on the job.
Lisa Cornelius says she always
wanted to be working on the land.
She is happiest when surrounded by
her dogs, even more so when they
are doing a great muster.
Now aged 18 she has been
shepherding for Murumuru Farms in
the Ruatiti, Raetihi district for more
than a year. She has a team of three
dogs and uses her horse whenever
''Especially when it starts getting a
bit greasy to get around on the
Ms Cornelius' favourite job in the
farm is working with her trial mob of
out-of-season lambing ewes, which
she monitors closely and from which
she collects data regularly.
She spends her free time with her
head in her AgITO books and says
this win has fired her up to sit more
Hepa MacArthur-Pyne works on
Waipapa Station, a 10,500 stock unit
block half an hour north-east of
The 19 year old said his favourite
job on the 1120 hectare station was
mustering the big hills -- and looking
back to see no sheep!
He has four working dogs and a
couple of pups he is breaking in.
MacArthur-Pyne was a town boy
as he grew up.
Thanks to his parents, Toni and
Tane Pyne, he had the opportunity
to finish schooling time at Feilding
High School and spend school
holidays at Waipapa Station earning
some money and learning.
From that a full-time shepherd's
He credits his bosses, Shane and
Marci Collier, for encouraging him to
reach his potential by up-skilling.
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