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FarmScope focus group

Date: July 2021

QCONZ team members Louise Brok, Justin Moss and Murray Pedley had the great pleasure of attending a FarmScope user focus group meeting. FarmScope, a digital Task Management and QA tool developed for dairy farmers by QCONZ, is in use by a number of farmers supplying Tatua. This was a timely opportunity to get together and look at what’s been working well and what could be improved.

Feedback from the focus group was hugely positive, but what was even more impressive was the flood of good ideas coming from those attending. The QCONZ team left the meeting buzzing with excitement – and with a list of cool developments to work on for the future. All in all, a great day!

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