Farm Landscape Research Centre Conference 2020
Date: February 2020
It was a credit to our business to have Brittany Hill, a Farms Team member invited to present at the Massey University Farm Landscape Research Centre Conference in February.
Brittany attended the three-day conference on Nutrient and Environmental Management for Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry, and presented on ‘Comparing Tararua Dairy Farms ability to meet 20-year Nitrogen Leaching Limits using Overseer 5.2.6 and Table 14.2 in the One Plan, with Overseer 6.3.0 and the Recalibrated Table.’
Brittany found the conference very informative and came away with a fresh understanding and appreciation for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, nitrogen leaching and water quality issues that farmers and regulatory bodies are facing in today’s agricultural industry. She learnt about the challenges and opportunities surrounding these issues from both a farmer and regulatory point of view.
It was a privilege for QCONZ to be involved in this wider industry discussion.
QCONZ has been successful in our bid to be an approved audit agency for the NAIT accreditation programme assessment which launched this week.
Ko Tatou – This is us – Biosecurity 2025 Biosecurity is important to our business, our sector, farmers, and farming communities and to the overall economy of New Zealand. A proactive approach to biosecurity is good business risk management. It is also part of caring for the communities we live and work in.
On 31st January Josh Wheeler (QCONZ) and Nick Dowson (BOP Dairy Farmer) began their journey to cycle New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff! This is no mean feat!