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Fieldays 2024: Showcasing Our FreshWater Farm Plan (FWFP) Tool

Date: June 20, 2024

Fieldays 2024 was a fantastic opportunity to present our FreshWater Farm Plan (FWFP) tool and reconnect with our clients and wider industry stakeholders. This year, our team was thrilled to be part of the Sustainability Hub, where we showcased our digital solution designed to simplify the creation of freshwater farm plans for farmers and consultants.

Our Digital Solution

Our FWFP tool is developed to assist farmers in taking care of the environment while meeting regulatory requirements, pending the Government’s final position on the freshwater quality improvement framework. The tool offers a cost-effective, step-by-step process that can be used independently by farmers or with the assistance of a farm consultant to develop comprehensive plans.

Enthusiastic Reception

The enthusiasm and interest from farmers and industry colleagues were high. Justin Moss, our General Manager of IT, delivered daily presentations on the FWFP tool and the role of smart software in evaluating risks and actions on farms. These sessions were well received and sparked meaningful discussions.

Justin remarked, “There was a wide range of technology and technological services available for farmers at Fieldays. It was great to see our FreshWater Farm Plan system recognized among these tools as being user-friendly, time-saving, and at only $199 per year, affordable.”

Explore Our FWFP Tool

To explore all the features of our FreshWater Farm Plan Tool, visit freshwaterfarmplan.co.nz.

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