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Meet the team

Matt Jones


Matt has travelled the path our trainees embark on when they sign up with Agri Training. Matt grew up in mid Canterbury and began his career in the agricultural sector enrolling in the Farm Cadet scheme for his trade certificate after leaving school. 


On graduating Matt began work on arable farms, later moving to work as a shepherd. He then worked as a contractor in shearing, milking cows, shifting irrigators, and truck and tractor driving.

His passion has always been in the agricultural sector and he now owns and operates a number of successful agriculture related businesses. His investments span contracting, recruitment, the dairy industry and sheep milking. 

Matt has also travelled extensively, which has given him a clear understanding of international farming practices and protocols.

He is passionate about education and knows that trades-based training will deliver fit-for-purpose workers into the primary industries. He ensures the needs of the sector and the employer are firmly at the centre of everything we do at Agri Training. This ensures we reach the standards of excellence in teaching, learning, and research to develop leaders in the dairy industry with disciplines which make a difference globally.

Strong leadership. Clear vision.

The magic of Agri Training lies in its clear objective. 

We exist to train the next generation of rural leaders, ensuring they have the applied skill, knowledge and hands-on experience to take New Zealand primary industries to even greater success.

Our Board is a group of committed and passionate industry-focused individuals who all share a genuine desire and passion to see the rural sector thrive and grow.

They understand New Zealand will only thrive when the next generation of leaders are put through relevant and practical vocational training, which delivers positive educational outcomes for the primary sector. 

This team of high-performing individuals provide governance and compliance oversight to ensure effective and rewarding outcomes are achieved in all that we do.

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