Agriculture in New Zealand
Agriculture is the art and science of growing plants and other crops and the raising of animals for food, other human needs or economic gain. It is the high art of cultivating wild lands and design it for satisfying human needs.
“Farming is not just a job, it’s a way of life.”
Agriculture is one of the oldest businesses of mankind. Over thousands of years ago, we started to settle down and grew crops and other plants which enabled us to leave our nomad life behind us and to start to settle down. We also started to farm animals to alter our living standards. And we’re doing it today. More than ever. Work experience within the agricultural industry will give you the chance to have a close look insight into farmers live.
The term agriculture can be applied on growing crops, weed, apple, fruits and vegetables, as well as farming animals starting from sheep, goats, cows or red wild to horses and another kind of animals.
“Some of us grew up playing with tractors, the lucky ones still do”
In what area you are going to undertake work experience depends on you. Leave the city behind you for a bit and experience the nature and the beauty of farm live and its benefits. And who knows. Maybe you become a farmer yourself one day.