Future Deer Farmers Experience

Future Deer Farmers Experience

Do you like deer?

Do you want to learn more about deer farming?

Do you want to join with lots of other young people who are passionate about the deer industry?

Then come and apply for the Future Deer Farmers Experience 2021.

Deer Industry New Zealand and the NZ Deer Farmers' Association want to give 4 keen ag students an awesome, up close look at our special industry.

The trip takes place from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th August 2021 and will take in the South Island this year with a visit to Queenstown also.

Over the course of a week you will spend time working with and learning from:

  • Awesome deer farmers
  • Venison, velvet and co-product marketing companies
  • The 2021 DFA Next Generation conference attendees - for details of the DFA Next Generation conference click here.

The chosen students will have all costs for transport, meals and accommodation paid for.

Who can apply?

Students studying toward a Diploma or Certificate in agriculture or farm management can apply, university students will not be considered. Those who have attended deer husbandry courses can also apply. DINZ and the NZDFA will also consider individual recommendations from industry contacts.

University students will not be considered.

Applicants will be selected based on:

1. A written submission on why they would like to take part in the tour
2. Two written references, either character or employment
3. Relevant course of study and academic grades

Applications are now open and will close on Wednesday the 21st July 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday the 23rd July 2021.

How can I apply?

You must apply in writing (a letter or an email) explaining why you are interested in the deer farming industry and would like to take part in the trip.

You must also submit your academic grades along with two written references which can be character or employment related.

This information must be submitted to:

Rob Aloe
Project Manager
Deer Industry New Zealand
PO Box 10702
The Terrace
Wellington 6143

Email: rob.aloe@deernz.org

The 5 successful applicants for this year’s Future Deer Farmers Experience 2020 are Renee Wood, Carey Pawson-Edwards, Erika Johnstone, William Bishop and Jack Olsen.

Deer Industry NZ and the NZ Deer Farmers Association are proud to announce the following 4 students who have been selected to take part in the 2019 Futre Deer Farmers Experience and to learn about the NZ deer farming industry.

A big thank you to everyone who applied for and showed interest in our first ever Future Deer Farmers Experience, applications were received from all over the country.