About Us

Who are we?
DairyNZ is an industry body funded by dairy farmers. 
Our purpose is to help make dairy farming successful. While most of our work is research based and focused behind the farm gate, we have initiatives to engage with people outside of dairying. We do this to help raise the general understanding of dairy farming around how it is connected to New Zealanders, what part it plays in our economy, and to promote it as an interesting and varied vocational choice.

What is the purpose of our educational programme?
We want to help ensure that New Zealand primary school children get the opportunity to learn about dairying. We do this by creating curriculum related  resources which are designed to help teachers create fun and interesting lessons that provide effective learning. Our resources have a dairy context, so children get to find out about our largest export industry while they are learning science, maths, problem solving and a range of other topics.

Want to find out more?
Drop you details on to our Contact Us page and we will be happy to answer your questions.

DairyNZ Scholarships
These are awarded to outstanding students with a particular interest in dairying who are undertaking an agriculture or agricultural-related degree at either Lincoln or Massey Universities. The scholarships assist students in meeting the costs of university study.

Scholarship winners are mentored and supported through university and can expect to gain employment in a variety of positions, either on-farm, in the rural professional support areas in dairying or in science, click here to find out more