Training Institute: Telford Campus of Lincoln University
Qualification: Telford Certificate in Agriculture Level 3; Lincoln University Diploma in Agriculture
Tristan, a former Chanel College, Masterton, student enjoyed the challenges of studying and dairy farming in recent years. From the Wairarapa, Tristan was raised on a dairy farm.
“I did relief milking and other farm duties as I grew up. I decided to attend Telford to gain new experiences in the South Island and to live independently away from home.”
After attaining the Telford Certificate in Agriculture, Tristan embarked on a more challenging course, the Lincoln Diploma in Agriculture.
“It was hard work but well worthwhile. I have gained a good theoretical and practical understanding of agriculture from my study. My two years at Telford have equipped me well to progress through the dairy industry.”
Tristan is currently a Farm Assistant on a 800 cow dairy farm near Martinborough. He aspires to progress into farm management along with building equity through the purchase of cows.
“I am definitely a career dairy farmer.”.