As New Zealand’s leading rural services provider, PGG Wrightson’s more than 2,000 staff share a common vision: to be leaders in the field, helping grow the country. We do this in partnership with our people, our customers and the communities within which we operate. PGG Wrightson is proud of the role we play in the community, through a number of funding initiatives including the highly successful PGG Wrightson IHC Calf & Rural Scheme and Cash for Communities programmes, which together raise over $1 million per year for rural communities.
While providing a pipeline for community based funding is important, the private sector also needs to play its part in supporting rural education and sustainable farm practices. We are therefore delighted with our continued association with the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust initiative and sponsorship of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards which promotes a balance between farm prosperity and environmental best practice on farm.
The Land and Life award is strongly aligned with our vision and is focused around the people side of our business. Winners actively engage with their communities and have a keen understanding of the role they play in local and regional prosperity.
Ultimately the outcome will be a healthy and vibrant rural sector, helping to assure there is a future for New Zealand’s farming family for generations to come.