2022 Scholarship Recipient – Sophie Ridd

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

Congratulations to Sophie Ridd of Feilding on being the successful recipient of the 2022 NZGSTA Scholarship.

From Sophie

Growing up on a mixed cropping sheep and beef family farm that so heavily resembles the relationship between the sectors within the industry has shown me the importance of New Zealand’s seed and the impact our cultivars have on areas such as sheep and beef.

I’ve just about completed my second year of a Bachelor of Agricultural Science Degree at Massey University where my passion for the agricultural industry has continued to be ignited by the learning environment and networks surrounding me.

I hope to pursue postgraduate study upon completion of my degree, and I’m excited by the opportunities this will present me with.

I am incredibly grateful to the New Zealand Grain Seed and Trade Association for awarding me this scholarship for 2022, and I am excited for the networking and career development prospects that come with receiving the scholarship.

I look forward to further progressing my career within the industry, with the addition of NZGSTA’s support.

NZGSTA Launches Industry Facts

Friday, October 29th, 2021

The NZGSTA has developed an A4 fact sheet on the vital importance of the seed sector to NZ’s economy.

The objective of the flyer is to present some quick figures in a user-friendly/readable way.

The Engine of New Zealand Agriculture

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Seeds of Success

Pasture and crops grown from our seed literally

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Women in Seed Forum – 2021

Monday, May 24th, 2021
Women in Seed Forum – May 2021
The second NZGSTA Women in Seed Forum was held at Riccarton Park Function Centre on the 19th of May and attended by 108 women from the Seed Industry.
The roles of these women varied from agronomists, lab technicians, logistics roles, administrative roles, account managers, research technicians, grain traders, farmers and those passionate about the grain and seed industries.
Developed and hosted by the New Zealand Grain and Seed Trade Association, Executive Councillor Charlotte Connoley, the purpose of the forum was to provide more opportunities for networking amongst women within the industry in addition to providing a platform for further discussion and collaboration around key challenges and opportunities that face the grain and seed industries.
Full article will be in the May/June Newsletter.
    Charlotte Connoley & Nicola Grigg MP
    Alison Stewart – CEO FAR
   Deb Francis – AgRecruit
   Two Raw Sisters – Rosa & Margo
  Alana Crampton – Tavendale & Partners
    Milly Taylor – Mainfreight Air & Ocean
   Megan van Lieshout – Soul Nourishment

Executive Council 2020-2021 – January 2021

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

NZGSTA Executive Council List 2020-21 – as at 13.01.2021

End Point Royalties 2019

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

End Point Royalties 2019