Ravensdown is proud to support a range of events, programmes and community initiatives to enable smarter farming for a better New Zealand. We value the opportunity to work with some amazing organisations and invite you to support them too. 

If you are interested in Ravensdown supporting your event or organisation, please read more about our guidelines here.  

Ravensdown’s key annual sponsorships

NZ Dairy Industry Awards

Since 2003 we’ve been proud to support the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA). Designed to enhance the careers of dairy trainees, managers and share farmers, the awards programme allows entrants to learn, connect and grow.  

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NZ Young Farmers Contest

For over 30 years we have enjoyed connecting with the next generation through the Young Farmer of the Year contest (as well as AgriKids and Junior Young Farmer competitions). The contest is an established event in rural communities with out team of dedicated agri managers actively involved in creating competition elements. 

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Agri-Women’s Development Trust

This is a fantastic organisation helping women thrive within their business and develop lifelong skills for successful leadership. We support our shareholders, staff and the farming community to grow and develop both professionally and personally with courses nationwide. 

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Conference programme

Every year we support various conferences throughout the sector in support of research and industry growth. These conferences focus on innovation, technology and science and support our vision to enable smarter farming for a better New Zealand.

Community and industry sponsorships

Helping rural communities thrive and supporting causes throughout the country that enable a more prosperous farming sector.

Teachers Day Out

We support the five regional events with our agri managers being actively involved in the day.

Run by New Zealand Young Farmers, a professional development day for secondary school teachers to increase teacher knowledge and understanding of the primary sector with a day out visiting local businesses. 


Supporting a farmer-led initiative to drive positivity towards the sector.

Proudly celebrating all the great achievements of New Zealand’s agricultural sector and creating awareness around mental health.

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Mount Albert Grammar School Farm

Partnering to help deliver education of the agricultural sector to secondary school students in the heart of Auckland.

A 8.1 hectare working farm featuring a variety of livestock and a classroom centre, educating 160 students annually from years 10-13 in Agricultural and Horticultural Science.

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SIDDC – South Island Dairying Development Centre

A partnership with key stakeholders to accelerate dairying development.

SIDDC seeks to support dairying development by providing a cluster of expertise, resources and services delivering innovative and practical research as well as technical, educational, extension and training support to dairy farmers. 

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Horticultural Field Days

Supporting the key event for the horticultural sector, including support of the Ravensdown Innovation and Environment Award.

The BNZ National Horticultural Field Days is an industry-only, two-day business to business event. It is proudly New Zealand’s only focused Horticultural event. 

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Massey Agricultural Awards

Sponsoring the third year academic awards.

Recognises and awards the year’s top-achieving agriculture students at a celebratory dinner.

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Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year

Recognising strong communicators in the ag sector.

This prestigious award recognises and honours people or groups who have made major contributions to the agricultural sector by communicating relevant and important information to the sector or about the sector.

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Canterbury & West Coast Air Rescue

Supporting local communities by contributing to saving lives.

The Rescue Helicopter Trust has funded the life-saving Rescue Helicopters in Canterbury and the West Coast since 1989.

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