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Northland Field Days To Give Ag Students $10,000 Head Start

Northland Field Days To Give Ag Students $10,000 Head Start

Northland's biggest outdoor event will be giving up to five young Northlanders interested in a career in agriculture a big 'leg up' this year.

This year the Northland Field Days committee will be offering up to five agriculture students at any recognised tertiary provider studying Agricultural based programmes a scholarship of up to $2,000.

Northland Field Days committee member Kim Leigh-Mackenzie says the committee wanted to give young Northlanders a 'leg up' in one of New Zealands' most promising industries.

“Agriculture is the powerhouse of New Zealand and there are plenty of exciting and lucrative opportunities for ambitious young people within it,” says Kim “We want to make sure that young Northlanders get the best opportunities available.”

The committee is looking for Agricultural tertiary students. Kim says applicants just need to have come from Northland and can study anywhere in New Zealand at any university, polytechnic, or farm based training provider like TaraTahi or Ag ITO.

Young Northlanders keen on applying for the grants can get applications from the Northland Field Days office at the Northland Field Days between February 27 and March 1 or download them from the Northland Field Days website from February 27.

Applicants will be from Northland, must demonstrate a keen interest in the agricultural industry and be able to provide both school and work references.

Kim says students can use the funds for anything from materials to course fees and the committee hopes it will enable students to make the most out of not only their education but also their holidays where they often need to look for jobs to get work experience.

“We hope, that by providing these grants students will be able to go for the jobs that really do carry their careers forward rather than taking the first job that comes up to pay the bills.”

The 2014 Northland Field Days will be held February 27- March 1 in Dargaville, two and a half hours North of Auckland.

To learn more about the Northland Field Days visit or call (09) 439 8998.

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