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Agricultural Scholarships

Cadets at Jeff Farm herding sheep

Jeff Farm is a 1932ha farm managed by The Salvation Army that trains (and funds training for) young people for a career in the New Zealand agricultural industry.

Scholarship scheme: Edmund Sanderson Jeff Farm Training Award

Mr Edmund Jeff farmed the property before World War II with help from local labour. Times were tough and he was not able to develop the property, so he gifted the farm to The Salvation Army on the provision that the farm be used to train young people for a career in the New Zealand agricultural industry.

In 1995 The Salvation Army the terms of the Trust were expanded with the High Court approving a decision that, while some students would still be trained at the farm, the income could be used to educate young people for a life in agriculture at other approved training establishments.

Eligibility criteria

Applications for assistance will be considered from all young people who want to be trained in and/or further educated in farming. Priority will be given to those who need assistance on account of their financial situation, their existing environment or their state of health.

Scholarship Application Forms

The 3 Institutions the Jeff Farm Training Award applies to are:

Lincoln University
Telford, a Division of Lincoln University
Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre

> Download the 2014 Jeff Farm Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre application form (DOC, 100KB)

Please note that applications for 2014 intake for Lincoln and Telford have now closed.  

Cadetships at Jeff Farm

Cadets at Jeff Farm will experience all aspects of farming. The successful cadet must:

  • have a genuine interest in farming and the agriculture sector
  • be able to listen and follow instructions responsibly when instructed by other staff
  • be health and safety concious - health and safety is a BIG issue on the farm in all aspects
  • have an ability to drive/learn to drive all types of vehicles and hold a current drivers license
  • have an ability to work and live with other cadets in a healthy and friendly environment

If you are interested, please contact:

John & Liz Chittock
Farm Managers

Jeff Farm
2150 Old Coach Road
Gore.  9772
Phone: +64 3 205 3572

> View and download more information regarding Jeff Farm cadetships (PDF, 12KB)
> View and download the Jeff Farm rules for cadets (PDF, 12KB)
> View and download the Jeff Farm cadetship application form (DOC, 28KB) 

Contact us

For more information, contact:

Jeff Farm Scholarship Coordinator
PO Box 25207, Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 377 0799
Email: Scholarship Coordinator

Taratahi Agricultural Training
> visit the website

To express your interest in a cadetship, please contact the farm manager:

John Chittock
Farm Manager
Phone: +64 3 205 3572