Monetary boost for Ag-Teen
Lindsay Tisch, National MP for Waikato is delighted to hear that TeenAg, an agricultural youth programme run by New Zealand Young Farmers, will receive $146,000 of support under a new partnership.
TeenAg is a youth programme aiming to promote a positive picture of agriculture.
Tisch says this is a vital industry in the Matamata district so it’s important to raise awareness of agricultural careers from an early age.
‘‘TeenAg consists of two core elements. TeenAg Clubs provide the opportunity to learn about agriculture, and develop leadership and broader life skills. TeenAg Competitions challenge competitors outside of their comfort zones to build character and leadership capabilities.
‘‘The Government is contributing $50,000 towards the programme, alongside $96,000 cash and in-kind support from partners including Red Meat Profit Partnership, DairyNZ, Lincoln University and Northfuels/ Southfuels.
‘‘The funding will enable and support around 500 more young people across New Zealand to participate in the programme.’’