Women in Farming


We have Rural Women New Zealand groups throughout New Zealand. Each group sets its own programme to suit the interests and learning needs of its members.

Some groups meet for networking and friendship, often supporting their local communities through events or fundraising. Others are focused on education and learning, and facilitate training days and workshops.

Our Women in Farming groups provide opportunities for women who want to share farming knowledge and develop new farm-based skills in a friendly, supportive environment.




Successful activities in the past have included a range of guest speakers, field trips, hands-on training, and farm visits on a wide variety of topics:

  • Calf rearing
  • Dog training
  • Firearms safety
  • Agricultural chemical handling courses
  • ATV safety training
  • Organics, biodynamics
  • Selecting bulls
  • Cheese making
  • Breeding and raising poultry
  • Keeping kune kune pigs
  • Growing native trees
  • Animal health and nutrition


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