New Zealand Young Farmers


New Zealand Young Farmers' is an iconic organisation that provides personal development and a support network for rural young people.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand encourages all young people in the sector to get involved in Young Farmers. 

About Young Farmers

There are over 70 Young Farmers' clubs around New Zealand – and each one has its own identity and community spirit.

When you join a Young Farmers club, you meet like-minded individuals and make friends for life. You'll develop your personal and practical skills by organising and participating in events, social activities, meetings and competitions.

You don’t need to be a farmer to join Young Farmers – all you need is a love of the land and a willingness to participate. 



B+LNZ provides financial support to some of their key programmes – like their Youth Development Programme and the Rural Leadership Development Programme.


Check the events calendar for conferences, seminars and professional development opportunities in your region.