2020 Nuffield Scholar profile – Edward Pinckney

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Edward Pinckney

2020 Scholar


Edward is a director and owner of Jericho Station/Edward Pinckney Ltd a 12500 SU sheep beef and grazing property where he lives with wife Harriet.

Edward has been involved in his family’s business since 2006, managing Morley Creek near Ohai.

The acquisition of Jericho station was a public and arduous purchase process that required a reasonable amount of campaigning publicly through politicians and the overseas investment office. He is also director and owner of Waipango Dairy Ltd a 700 cow dairy farm situated near Riverton in Southland.

Edward has held positions locally at Federated Farmers and is a member of local catchment environmental groups and a member of a progressive farm discussion group. Edward graduated from Telford, Walford College (UK) and Lincoln University. He furthered his education in business and leadership through completing the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme and Rabobank Executive Development Programme.

Edward has a passion to see people enter the agricultural industry and develop their skills and plans to further research opportunities in this topic as part of his scholarship.

Farmers are faced with an increased amount of imposed change. What has become evident is how farmers are dealing with it. Change is a certain component of the future of New Zealand agriculture, the opportunity we have is to make it a positive experience that applauds and embraces innovation and encourages personal stewardship.

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Current employment

Jericho Station/Edward Pinckney Ltd
Director and Owner

Waipango Dairy Ltd
Director and Owner 

Other Affiliations

Edward Pinckney




Te Anau


Red meat & Dairy

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Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme


Rabobank, Sydney
Executive Development Programme


Lincoln University, Canterbury
Diploma in Farm Management


Walford College
Diploma in Agriculture


Telford Rural Polytechnic
Certificate in Agriculture

Scholarships & Awards


P&O Nedlloyd Agricultural Exchnage cholarship tp Walford College UK


Young Farmers Trust Study Scholarship


Young Farmers Trust Study Scholarship

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