What We Sponsor

Our sponsorship programme supports our members, their families, and our farming communities in building meaningful connections for a stronger tomorrow.

What we are looking for:

  • Local groups/organisations or events in relation to our farming community
  • Requests that align with Ruralco's values and brand
  • The opportunity to support Ruralco Members and the organisations they are involved with
  • Give our staff the chance to be involved
  • Opportunity to promote our brand

Sorry we can't sponsor:

  • Individuals
  • Organisations outside New Zealand

Any sponsorship request of $1000 or more must be accompanied by a business plan and will be reviewed by the Group Manager - Marketing, Digital, and Communications. 

Please be aware due to ongoing partnerships and current commitments our sponsorship funds are somewhat restricted.

Application Process

  1.  Complete application

  2.  Confirmation of submission

  3.  Application review

  4.  Confirmation of outcome


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Proudly Partnered with:

Ruralco Longbeach Coastal Challenge


Ruralco Longbeach Coastal Challenge

We are proud to be the naming sponsor of the Mid Canterbury based Longbeach Coastal Challenge which includes mountain biking, running and walking events. All proceeds go back into the local community and school. Read More.

Ballance Environmental Awards


Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Ruralco is proud to be a partner to the New Zealand Farm Evnironment Trust. The Trust facilitates the annual Ballance Farm Environment Awards which aims to recognise and celebrate good farm practises which promote sustainable land management. Read More

Arable Y’s


Arable Y’s

Ruralco is the annual sponsor of Arable Y's, a FAR initiative aimed at building confidence in and creating opportunities for the next generation of arable farmers by holding monthly catch-ups with industry presentations or on-farm visits. Read More.

Arable Y’s


Meat the Need

Ruralco is a silver sponsor of Meat the Need, a nationally based charity to supply much needed meat to City Missions and food banks. Read More.

Sponsored Events

Below is a small selection of the events we have sponsored.

If you would like to have your Ruralco sponsored event featured here please send your photos to Sponsorship@ruralco.co.nz.

Ashburton ESNZ Show Hunter & Show Jumping Competition

Rakaia Volunteer Fire Brigade Sky Tower Challenge

Beltex New Zealand Ram Sales

Mayfield Golf Tournament

Young Farmer of the Year Aorangi Finals

Tinwald Rugby Club Quiz Night

Mill Creek Pony Club Show

Lincoln University Young Farmers Speed Shearing Competition

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