31 Aug 2022

South Island farmers rounded up to train apprentice shepherds

From Checkpoint, 5:51 pm on 31 August 2022

Rounding up South Island farmers to take on apprentice shepherds is proving a bit of challenge for a charitable training trust.

Grower future farmers needs spots for school leavers, who get two years of on-farm training as part of the programme.

The trust says its a big commitment but its also a chance to give back to the industry, its southland liaison manager Amy Priest talks to Lisa Owen.