From left: Emily, Carter, Jack and Daniel Woolsey.

The 2007 national Farm Manager of the Year award winner Emily Woolsey (32) and her husband Daniel, of Southland, had a good grasp of dairy farming, says Primary ITO.

 
 
 
Kiwi farmers in California last month.

New Zealand dairy farmers visiting California dairy farms last month were surprised at how far behind US farms were in efficiency and adoption of technology.

James Robertson.

Kiwi youngsters in town and country schools are learning about the prospect of farming careers via AgriKids and TeenAg, devised by NZ Young Farmers, says its chief executive Terry Copeland.

Export commodity prices have started 2018 on a firm footing thanks in part to the buoyant global trade backdrop. 

 

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