Our Team of Partners and Affiliates

Get Milking partners represent Agricademy around the country. They offer farmers, schools, industry reps and farm staff on-the-job, on-farm training in Dairy Assistant and Relief Milking roles, as well as delivering two hour training sessions that complement our bite size videos. Our partners might be the ones training you, or they may have a team of trainers they’ll engage to carry out the training. Read more below and contact the partner in your area to find out more.

If you are interested in becoming a Get Milking business partner or affiliate, contact the team today.

Angela (Ange) Strawbridge

Ange’s Agribusiness, MANAWATU

Angela has 26 years’ experience in dairy, including the past five years as the manager of a dairy farm in the Manawatu. Ange knows all too well how difficult it is to find good staff and to train and keep them in the sector – an issue facing dairy farmers across the country. She’s also a Dairy Women’s Network Hub Leader, managing five regional leaders across the Whanganui/Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa Regions and won the 2018 Manawatu Dairy Manager of the Year title.

Here’s Ange with four young Dairy Assistants she recently trained.

We love this quote from trainee Loughlan; ”for a guy like me that’s not academic, the videos are great…. and Ange is real nice and positive and her way of teaching is my way of learning”

Watch now to hear what the other trainees had to say.

Contact Ange here

Jackie and Nestor Eligado

Nestor and Jackie Eligado

Streamline Enterprise Ltd, TARANAKI

Nestor and Jackie Eligado are dairy farmers in the Taranaki region.

By profession, Nestor is a vet and Jackie a nurse. Nestor arrived in New Zealand in 2007 and was employed in Hawkes Bay as a dairy farm assistant. He worked his way up to farm manager within 5 years.  Nestor and Jackie started contract milking in 2013, and now manage 3 farms.  

Through their years contract milking, they have looked after their staff, helping train them to improve their career in dairy farming. Experiencing first-hand how skills and knowledge gained from hands on training adds value to any career goal,. Nestor and Jackie see partnering with Agricademy as an opportunity to help new dairy farmers to deliver this vision. 

Nestor and Jackie are focussed on training Philippine workers by introducing them to the online courses, then training them on-farm and helping them find work in the industry.

Contact Jackie and Nestor here

Hannes & Lyzanne du Plessis

Agriteachme Ltd, SOUTHLAND

Hannes and Lyzanne du Plessis arrived in NZ from South Africa in June 2003 with a baby, a suitcase and $20 to start a new life. Hannes started as a Farm Assistant on a Dairy farm in Te Aroha, Waikato and climbed the dairy ladder moving from Dairy Assistant to Lower Order Sharemilkers within 5 years.

For the past 17 years they Sharemilked and Contract milked various size herds from 300 to 1150 cows in the Waikato and Southland and employed many immigrant and kiwi staff  – supporting and educating them and making sure they gOt the same opportunities the du Plessis family did. At present they are contract milking in Woodlands. 

Hannes grew up on a dairy farm in South Africa and has a degree in Horticulture and Agricultural Economics. They homeschooled 3 boys right through their schooling years while running the sharemilking business together. Farm work and education goes hand in hand for them. 

Lyzanne worked at Fonterra as a service specialist and for Primary ITO as a Training Advisor. Hannes has been a Primary ITO verifier for the past 12 years. 

Contact the Agriteachme team here

Tyree Connor Agricademy Partner

Tyree Connor

Training Centric Ltd, WAIKATO

Tyree is passionate about vocational education and providing the right training at the right time – this is why she is excited to partner with Agricademy. As Regional Manager at ITO, then General Manager at QCONZ, and finally founder of the new Training Centric, she has been on her own learning journey that hasn’t taken her far from farming.  She creates both non-formal and formal courses, and advocates on behalf of agriculture training from grass roots to ministerial departments 


Contact the Training Centric team here

Affiliates

Our affiliates refer people to purchase our online training and promote the value proposition of Agricademy online and in their networks. They’re our super fans!

Tim Dangen

Auckland

Tim Dangen is a Beef farmer from Muriwai, West Auckland.

Winner of the the FMG Young Farmer of the Year in 2022, Tim is also a ‘food and fibre ambassador’.

Contact Tim here or reach out to him on LinkedIn

Regan McCorquindale

Regan McCorquindale

Waikato

Regan grew up on a family owned dairy farm in the Korakonui District.

He launched RECO in 2022 – a farm advisory business helping farms to be more profitable, efficient and effective.

Contact Regan here or find out more on his website.

Andre Syben Agricademy Affiliate

Andre Syben

AgDrive

Ag Drive is the Waikato’s largest agricultural vehicle training provider, offering a range of practical tractor driving courses and farm motorbike driving courses. 

Andre is the founder and MD – contact him here.

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