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 2016 Lincoln University application form (PDF, 176KB)
> Download the 2016 Telford University application form (PDF, 176KB)
> Download the 2016 Taratahi Agricultural Training College application form (PDF, 176KB)
The Farm Cadet Open Day this year is to be held on Saturday 8th August. The day starts at 10am with morning tea , followed by an introduction and a farm tour. This is followed by a question time and light lunch. Approximate finish of 1.30pm.
To register for the open day, please phone or email using the contact details below.
Cadets at Jeff Farm will experience all aspects of farming. The successful cadet must:
> 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)