Our vision is Inspirational Food created by Passionate People. Providing support to young people who want a future in the food and farming industry is important to Silver Fern Farms.

Through the Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships we are committing to investing in our future red meat sector leaders and recognising and rewarding excellence emerging in our communities.

Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships offer young people financial assistance to develop their red meat sector careers and capabilities in food and farming each year. 

Silver Fern Farms is offering six annual $5,000 scholarships to provide a financial boost to young people who will shape the future of the New Zealand red meat sector.

Youth Scholarship Winners 2018

Six inspirational young people from around New Zealand have been named as the Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships recipients for 2018. Each winner received $5000 to further their careers in the red meat sector.

This year applicants were asked to describe their ‘Big Idea’ for the red meat industry, as well as naming three challenges or opportunities they believe are important to the sector. Their answers ranged from developing niche markets for toddlers and the elderly, re-modelling traditional cow breeding programmes and engaging with the education sector to encourage young New Zealanders to look at our industry for careers.

The Silver Fern Farms Plate to Pasture Youth Scholarships were awarded to the following people:

Chloe Saxton - Upper North Island
Monique Yule - Western North Island
Lucy Hewitt - Eastern North Island
Louise Schwass - Upper South Island
George Blyth - Lower South Island
Chloe Hannah – Judges Choice