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  Welcome to the sign-up page for the Agricademy & Agri Teach Me Skills days.

Our Skills Days are specifically designed to be hands on and practical. Delivered by our experienced Dairy farming tutors. You will walk away with knowledge and practical skills that you can immediately implement in your workplace.

 All our skills days includes lunch, handy PDF handouts and checklists, a certificate of completion and a letter of reference from out tutor.

For more information, please click the drop-down menu on each Skills Day option below.
To register your interest in a skills day please fill in the registration form below. Leave us a comment if your desired Skills Day is not yet scheduled.

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More info: TRACTOR SMART SKILLS DAY

This program is suitable for farm workers who can operate a tractor but need more skill and confidence to work safely & efficiently while taking good care of this costly asset.

Our 6hour practical course will give learners insight & practical skills in the following

Health & Safety obligations regarding operating a tractor on farm & driving on public roads.
Understanding the controls in the cab
Driving skills and techniques on various terrain and in various conditions (4WD, gear selection and top-heavy loads)
Understand towing loads
The use of FEL attachments
How to connect and disconnect FEL attachments
How to connect and disconnect implements (mower, bale feeder, wagon)
How to smartly use hydraulic connections at the rear
Pre-start up checks
Basic maintenance checks and tasks (oil, water, grease & tires)
Why cleaning the expensive asset is important

Lunch provided

Certificate on completion and letter of reference for attendees. A copy of the letter will be provided for their employer’s Health and Safety training records.

Cost: $450 +GST pp

Course Duration: 6 hrs

More Info: FARM BIKE RIDE SMART SKILLS DAY

This practical ½ day course is ideal for farm workers who need more riding skills and confidence.

The 4-hour training will cover the basics:

Health and Safety obligations of the employer & the employee
Active riding techniques to help the learner ride with confidence
Manoeuvre quad or 2-wheeler over various terrains
How to ride smarter in different conditions
How to look after the farm bike (basic maintenance checks and fixes)

Lunch provided

Certificate on completion and letter of reference for attendees. A copy of the letter will be provided for their employer’s Health and Safety training records.

Cost: $250 +GST pp

Course Duration: 4 hrs

More Info: NEPALESE FARM BIKE SKILLS DAY - NEW

A Southland First!

A Farm bike Skills Day tailored to accommodate the Nepalese Dairy community in Southland. It is our same popular Farm Bike Smart Skills Day but with a Nepalese translator and handouts.

This practical ½ day course is ideal for farm workers who need more safe riding skills.

The 4-hour training will cover the topics:

  • Health and Safety
  • Active riding techniques
  • Maneuver quad or 2-wheeler over various terrains
  • Ride to different conditions
  • Basic maintenance checks & fixes

Lunch provided

Certificate on completion and letter of reference for attendees. A summary letter will be provided for the employer’s Health & Safety training records.

Cost: $250 +GST pp

Course Duration: 4 hrs. (10am-2pm)

More info: EFFLUENT SKILLS DAY

4 hours hands-on-training in regulatory requirements & understanding your own farm’s effluent consent. Effective management practises for farm assistant level. Basic maintenance and repairs: shifting pods and irrigator, replace sprinklers, fit pipe connectors.

$250 + GST pp

More info: SMART CALF REARING SKILLS DAY

Suitable for first time or in experience calf rearers. Covering the basics of successful calf rearing including tips and tricks to work smarter (not harder) in the calf shed.

4x hours in small group sessions with an experienced calf rearing tutor covering the following topics:

Calf rearing systems in NZ
Terminology used in the calf sheds
The importance of the newborn’s first 12-hour window
Colostrum management
Understanding calf behaviour
How to get the calf on the teat & drinking on a feeder
Hygiene and common calf diseases
Rumen development
Bobby calf management
Weaning
Time & energy saving tips ‘n Tricks

Our SMART CALF REARING SKILLS DAY includes a BONUS Agricademy online calf rearing course that can be completed before or after the skills day training to enhance your calf rearing knowledge and skills.

Lunch provided.
Price includes a free Agricademy online calf rearing course with certificate on completion worth $95.

$185 +GST pp

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