How the monitor farm programme works
Monitor farms are driven by local involvement and commitment with back-up from industry experts. The programme focuses on a single farm business over three to four years.
Community groups identify key issues impacting on local production and farm performance
and then select a farmer and facilitator. The group develops a business plan and puts it in place, alongside a 3-4 year monitoring plan.
Local agribusiness people are on hand to support monitor farmers throughout the process. This group includes vets, consultants, farmers, scientists, financiers and processors, as well as B+LNZ.
Monitor farms draw on local expertise, planning and community collaboration to improve farm production and make a big difference to profits.
Success on a single farm provides other local farmers with a wealth of practical and proven information to take home and use.
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