Dairy Women’s Network (DWN) today announces its new partnership with training organisation Agricademy through their Get Milking training programme.

DWN’s members have extensive farming experience and by connecting with Get Milking’s online and on-farm training, they are able to share this experience with others and offer back to their communities.

This partnership offers DWN members the opportunity to become a trainer for Get Milking’s dairy assistant and relief milking courses, to purchase online and on-farm training for staff and, in some cases, to become a Get Milking licensee.

Jules Benton, DWN CEO, says, “We’re excited about partnering with Agricademy, they’ve listened to the needs of our members and understands what training is needed to ensure that we attract, retain and grow our people to meet the future needs and opportunities in our sector.

Agricademy estimates the dairy sector needs to train over 7500 new people each year, as well as retraining or upskilling a similar number of people to meet the changing needs of the industry.

Agricademy’s managing director Alister Shennan, says “Get Milking empowers people in rural areas  to access training, and if interested, to become a trainer and/or licensee.  This then leads to increases in the capability and productivity of staff, and contributes to the success of dairy farming businesses.

“We are really pleased to be partnering with DWN so their members can help co-create targeted and specialised training content for New Zealand’s dairy farmers. We are also working with DWN to engage and recruit young New Zealanders to the industry, – something we jointly believe is crucial for the future of thesector we love”.

Jules Benton, DWN CEO, says, “together we can strengthen the capability and wellbeing of rural communities by changing the way online and on-farm training is delivered.”

You can visit Agricademy at Fieldays on stand PB18. More details of courses, and training opportunities will be published on


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Photo: Supplied; Agricademy Managing Director Alister Shennan & Dairy Women’s Network CEO, Jules Benton.

For more information:

Zellara Holden 
Partner Relationships, Marketing and Communications Director 
Mob: 021 177 0300

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