The History of Telford Farm

Telford operated as the Telford Farm Training Institute without any government assistance from 1964 to 1974. In 1974 a partnership was made between Telford Farm Training Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, (MAF), whereby the Board was responsible for the farms and the MAF was responsible for the education. In 1989, the Ministry of Education replaced MAF as partner, and in February 1991, Telford became a polytechnic with a council elected to operate the campus and educational facilities, alongside the Board.

Made up of representatives of a wide range of farming organisations, which assisted Telford to get established, the Board has a statutory responsibility for managing the farms. The purpose of the farms is to provide a commercially realistic "classroom" for students to learn practical farming skills.

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Enrolling now for 2018

Enrolling now for 2018

Telford, open for business in 2018! We are now taking enrolments for agriculture, equine, apiculture and rural veterinary technician skills programmes, starting in the new year!

Fees Free Study in 2018

Fees Free Study in 2018

Get free fees for your first year of study at TelfordNew government policy means that students starting tertiary education for the first time in 2018 will get one year of full-time study fees-free. To check your eligibility for fees free study, check the Fees-free 2018 Student Guide or www.feesfree.govt.nz.

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