26 Oct 2012

Young Farmers reaches milestone of 2000 members

3:15 pm on 26 October 2012

New Zealand Young Farmers is marking a milestone: for the first time in two decades its membership has reached 2000.

Founded in 1932, the non-profit organisation has more than 90 branches throughout the country.

Chief executive Richard Fitzgerald says it's in a healthy state, as the membership figure indicates.

He says the introduction of the AgriKids and TeenAg programmes has ensured that young people are welcomed into the organisation at an early age.

New Zealand Young Farmers seeks to develop leadership and personal skills vital for the agriculture sector.