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Milk Race

Devil's Bridge Circuit, Weston, Oamaru

11th July 2021, 11:00AM

The Anchor Milk Race on Sunday the 11th of July 2021. This 66.6km event (808.5 metre total climb) consists of a group handicap road race around the Devil’s Bridge Circuit out of Weston, a suburb of Oamaru. An event open to all road riders it highlights the activities of Farmstrong a rural support agency. Our quest is to find ‘’NZ’s Fastest Farmer’’ through some spirited competition.

Entries close on Friday the 2nd of July.

Enquiries 021 121 4627

Entry Fee: $15

Partners:

Who is Farmstrong

Farmstrong is a New Zealand wide rural wellbeing programme for farmers and growers to help them live well to farm well.

Our why

Farming life comes with lots of ups and downs, stresses and pressures. During our foundation research in 2014 farmers told us that they have systems in place to look after their land, stock, produce and equipment but are not as good at putting in place things to look after themselves. Organisations working in farming told us that the time was right to work together on solutions to address this.

Founding partners

In June 2015, Farmstrong’s founding partners FMG (New Zealand’s leading rural insurer) and the MHF (Mental Health Foundation) launched Farmstrong as a give-back to the rural community. The Movember Foundation contributed funding support at the beginning and ACC joined as a strategic partner in 2016.

Our core message

Farmers and growers are the most important asset on the farm. Developing small but regular habits that increase your wellbeing means that you will have plenty to draw on during challenging times. It also helps you to perform at your best, reduce stress and prevent injuries.

What we do We inform, educate, inspire and motivate through:

  • farmer and grower stories about what works for them
  • content from topic experts and wellbeing science
  • events that assist farmers to learn and stay connected
  • tools and resources that help improve wellbeing.

How we do it

We collaborate with farmers and rural organisations to develop information and design resources, and implement initiatives via our website, social media, rural media and face to face where farmers and growers meet and learn.

our results

Farmstrong’s mix of farmer-to-farmer presentations, workshops and online resources are making a measurable difference. Our latest 2020 annual dashboard results, based on a random sample survey of 450 farm owners, found:

  • 22% of farmers surveyed attributed some level of improvement in their wellbeing to Farmstrong (equal to 13,400 farmers and farm workers)
  • 13% of this number reporting a ‘moderate to ‘large’ improvement.

As well as decreasing injury, wellbeing improvements included: ability to cope with ups and downs, sleep, fitness, balance between work and leisure, time off and connection with friends.

Farmstrong is an award-winning rural wellbeing programme that helps farmers and farming families live well to farm well. To find out what works for you and ‘lock it in’, check out our farmer-to-farmer videos, stories and tips on  www.farmstrong.co.nz