"MY APPRENTICESHIP FITTED AROUND MY FARMING ROUTINE AND GAVE ME THE HUGE VARIETY OF SKILLS I NEED TO MANAGE, DEVELOP AND ADD VALUE TO THE FARM. ANYTHING SEEMS POSSIBLE NOW."
NAME: JORDAN BIDDLE
GREW UP: RAUPUNGA, NORTHERN HAWKE'S BAY
LIVES: RAUPUNGA, NORTHERN HAWKE'S BAY
ROLE: FARM MANAGER
PATHWAY: APPRENTICESHIP IN AGRICULTURE (SHEEP & BEEF)
When Jordan was at school he had little inkling that he'd make farming his career choice. But that all changed after starting work part-time on farms when he was just fifteen, doing odd jobs such as fencing. The breakthrough came two years later when he was offered a permanent role at Waitaha Station in northern Hawke’s Bay.
His career got a boost after receiving the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award (sheep and beef).