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.
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 had the terms of the Trust 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.
Applications for assistance will be considered from young people who want to be trained in and/or further educated in farming and require assistance on account of their financial situation, their existing environment or their state of health.
The 3 Institutions the Jeff Farm Training Award applies to are:
Telford, a Division of Lincoln University
Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre
> Download the 2015 Lincoln University application form (PDF, 171KB)
> Download the 2015 Telford University application form (PDF, 172KB)
> Download the 2015 Taratahi Agricultural Training College application form (PDF, 171KB)
Interviews will be held at the institutions students will be studying at in March 2015.
Closing dates for applications are as follows: Lincoln University - 30th January 2015, Telford - 5th February 2015 and Taratahi - TBC.
Jeff Farm will host an Open Day on Saturday 9th August 2014 for those interested in becoming a farm cadet in the future.
Cadets at Jeff Farm will experience all aspects of farming. The successful cadet must:
If you are interested, please contact:
John & Liz Chittock
2150 Old Coach Road
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)
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:
Phone: +64 3 205 3572