"It’s a privilege, not a right, that people chose to work for us. Its our duty to serve them well."

A wide range of programmes and initiatives are available in our food & fibre sectors to help you create a great workplace. 

If you have a programme relevant to any food & fibre sector and would like it included on this page, please email info@growingnz.org.nz.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that information is current and correct. Please contact the appropriate programme provider as details change frequently.

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand Generation Next Programme

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Generation Next nurtures, assists and encourages the current and future farmers within the sheep and beef sector. For those aspiring to lead, manag...


Agri-Women's Develpoment Trust

Escalator is Agri-Women’s Development Trust’s impact leadership accelerator programme – empowering purpose-driven women with the mindsets, skills a...



Farmstrong’s philosophy is ‘Live well to farm well’ - when you look after yourself, you’re looking after your farm too. Founded by the Mental Heal...


DairyNZ-approved consultants

LEAN management is an approach to running a business that focuses on continuous improvement through streamlining processes to eliminate wasted time...

Good Boss


GoodBoss is an informal self-assessment tool to rate yourself as a boss. An honest assessment lets participants identify areas where they can impro...

Good Yarn

Good Programmes Trust

Learn to identify, discuss, reduce, and manage stress and mental health in yourself and in those around you. GoodYarn farmer wellness workshops hel...

It’s All About You

Agri-Women's Develpoment Trust

It’s All About YOU is a two day personal development programme for women re-entering the workforce, and for those needing a change of direction or ...

KYND Wellness

KYND Wellness

KYND, ‘Know Your Numbers Dashboard’, is about getting everyone to be more aware of their health and wellbeing by knowing their numbers. Developed w...

Leading a High Performing Team

About Life

Building a great workplace culture is a balance of managing processes and engaging people, i.e., meeting HR and legislative requirements as well as...

Make Time For Your People

Dairy Women's Network

People are at the epicentre of farm businesses, and ensuring employers and employees have strong relationships and a good work-life balance is key ...

Next Level

Agri-Women's Develpoment Trust

Next Level is a six month leadership and governance development programme empowering participants to make positive impact in New Zealand’s primary ...

Primary Industries Good Employer Awards

Ministry for Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries’ annual Good Employer Awards are a celebration of the great workplaces created in the food and fibre sectors. ...

Safetree Leadership Workshops

Forest Industry Safety Council

The Safetree Leadership Workshops support the development of people in the forest industry and other parts of the primary sector. It’s all about de...

Tahi Ngātahi

New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association

Meaning ‘one, together’, Tahi Ngātahi aims to reduce workplace injuries by increasing understanding of each individual’s role in creating a safe an...

Waste Hunt


Waste Hunt is a programme of tips and activities to help improve operational efficiency by identifying and addressing things that cause waste every...

Workplace 360


Workplace360 is a work environment and leadership assessment tool, designed to help participants be the proud owner of a great workplace. The in-de...