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John and Liz Chittock on Jeff Farm

Jeff Farm is a 2,424ha farm managed by The Salvation Army that trains (and funds training for) young people for a career in the New Zealand agricultural industry.

In August 2017, the farm was recognised as the best farm in the country for training the next generation of farmers, winning the Silver Fern Farms Sheep Industry Trainer of the Year award at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Sheep Industry Awards.

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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 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.

Eligibility criteria

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.

  • Applicants must be full time students undertaking a diploma or certificate – this award is not for students studying extramurally.
  • Applicants must be New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents.

2020 Scholarship Application Forms & Interviews

The two Institutions the Jeff Farm Training Award applies to are Lincoln University and Telford, a faculty of the Southern Institute of Technology..

For application forms please see download files at bottom of page.

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

2020 Lincoln University Application Form

Type: DOCX
Size: 66.87 KB
Date: 5 Aug 2019

2020 Telford Application Form

Type: DOCX
Size: 66.76 KB
Date: 5 Aug 2019

Jeff Farm cadetship application form

Type: DOC
Size: 24 KB
Date: 23 Aug 2018

More information about Jeff Farm cadetships

Type: PDF
Size: 81.17 KB
Date: 22 Jan 2019

Jeff Farm rules for cadets

Type: PDF
Size: 11.73 KB
Date: 23 Aug 2018