WorkSafe New Zealand has recently announced a partnership with the FMG Young Farmer of the Year competition.
WorkSafe Chief Executive Nicole Rosie said the partnership will connect future farming leaders with health and safety in an engaging setting, build rapport with rural communities and help create generational change.
“We want to help those farmers just starting out to understand health and safety is about caring for themselves and their people. Good health and safety practices are at the heart of every successful farm business,” she said.
For the Young Farmer of the Year, WorkSafe will run individual health and safety challenges at each of the seven Regional Finals. WorkSafe will also run challenges in the AgriKidsNZ and Junior Young Farmer of the year sections.
“Our organisation has a strong focus on health and safety. We want young farmers to become old farmers, that’s what makes this partnership a perfect fit and we’re hopeful it will help efforts to improve health and safety on farms and in agri-businesses.”
WorkSafe joins other sponsors including Ravensdown, New Holland, Honda, Stihl, FMG, Massey University, AGMARDT, Lincoln University, Betacraft and Meridian.