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Jeff Farm


Jeff Farm is located on Old Coach Road between Mataura and Clinton. The 2433 hectare property—highly regarded as a top southern farm—has been run by John & Liz Chittock for the past 17 years on behalf of The Salvation Army Trust Board. In late 2023, this responsibility was passed on to Mike Benton (Farm Manager) and Tarryn Benton (Farm Administrator). Every year the farm trains cadets in practical farming skills and provides accommodation and meals for the cadets, who receive a wage for their hard work. 

Jeff Farm Trust also offers grants that support various Salvation Army programmes. Funding priority is given to under-priviliged youth and includes adventure-based learning, camping, alcohol and drug therapy, training opportunities, and supervision for court-related diversion. 

Hundreds of farm cadets have successfully graduated from Jeff Farm, and many are supporting the farming industry throughout New Zealand.

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