Story: Farmer and grower organisations

New Zealand Country Journal

New Zealand Country Journal

In addition to organising shows, agricultural and pastoral associations were active in the late 19th century in providing advice to farmers about crops and new breeds of animals. They organised lectures and demonstrations, and in 1877 the Canterbury association began publishing this journal, the country’s first rural periodical.

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Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, 'Farmer and grower organisations - Agricultural and Pastoral associations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Willie Smith and Steven Kelly, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 30 Nov 2023