AginED is born

During New Zealand’s 2020 Covid-19 Lockdown, the teams at Farmers Weekly and AgriHQ (collectively, GlobalHQ) acted quickly to create a resource that could help teachers get much needed learning activities and targeted resources to their students, while everybody was stuck at home.Knowing that Farmers Weekly is delivered to every rural property in New Zealand for free every week, a page was created in the newspaper dedicated to educating students and young adults about agriculture, horticulture and the primary sector. That page is AginED. Now a permanent fixture every week in Farmers Weekly, AginED is a resource endorsed by Horticulture and Agriculture Teachers Association (HATA) and other key partners and currently used by 140 schools around the country.

T59K - Finding the next generation

Each year over 59,000 young people leave school, many with no real understanding of New Zealand’s primary industry, let alone the plethora of fantastic jobs offered under this wide-ranging sector.AginED, part of GlobalHQ’s wider Primary Pathways Aotearoa umbrella, is on a mission to give young people the opportunity to learn and explore the wonderful possibilities and fantastic lifestyle that agriculture and horticulture can provide. 

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● On Farm Story – Damian and Jane Roper have had a varied and interesting road to farm ownership. Check out the full article Farming journey leads to learning te reo Māori and then see if you can answer our questions. 

● AginEd  – Test your analytical skills. Our graph shows the North Island mutton slaughter price in $/kgcw. Can you work out when values have been at the highest level in the last two years? Can you work out the percentage difference of last year's average compared to the five-year average? 

 Identifying stress in yourself.   We all get stressed but do we know the physical and psychological signs of stress? Harriet Bremner shares some of the common signs of stress and gives us some simple and useful activities that you can do to help relieve it. 

● Pet calves?  Check out some great tips for leading and rearing your calf from Calf Club NZ.

 Potty-trained cows? A university of Auckland study in conjunction with affiliated researchers from Germany have tested whether cows can be trained to urinate in a “toilet”. Check out the full article Study shows cows can be potty-trained 

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