School: Tauranga Boys’ College
University: Lincoln University, 2017-2019
Degree: Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Current employment: From 1 June 2020, farm manager in the Waikato.
Job description: Managing a dairy unit of 280 cows and a young stock block. I am primarily responsible for management of pasture and animal health while maintaining the operational upkeep of the property; a self-contained farming unit making five-hundred round bales of silage per year.
Benefits of the DairyNZ Scholarship: The great support and mentoring gave me exposure to things which helped me decide what I wanted to do after university. The financial assistance has also helped me come out of university with less debt and in a better financial position to allow me to pursue my future plans.
Future plans: In the next year I will look for a contract or sharemilking position for the 2021/2022 season and onwards. My future goal over the next ten years is to grow equity and invest in land ownership.