The Irrigation Acceleration fund and Environment Canterbury (ECan) are spending $636,000 on a water use model for South Canterbury.
PGG Wrightson auctioneer George Mannering took out the top spot in the Heartland Bank Young Auctioneers Competition recently at the Canterbury A&P Show.
Third generation farmer Richard Brewer and others like him could become agriculture's powerhouses.
Farmers told to be cautious when buying farm machinery directly from overseas dealers.
Feilding meatworkers will head to the plant on their old contractual conditions.