Waikato Branch: Farm Forestry and Pastoral Farming

Location: Property of Graeme & Tess Smith, 1291 Wharepuhunga Rd, Te Awamutu, New Zealand

Date: 22/02/2018

Time: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Integrating farm forestry to achieve economic and environmental sustainability.

Members are invited to an on-farm visit of Graeme & Tess Smith's property to view first hand successful diversification of farm forestry on a dairy farm. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how forestry can effectively contribute within a pastoral farming business.

Topics covered to include:

  • Why diversify? - Graham Parker, NZIPIM Waikato Branch Chair.
  • Farm forestry, reasons for the change and what has been achieved? - Graeme Smith
  • Update on harvest returns and costs - Malcolm MacKenzie, Farm Forester.
  • Carbon Credits and how the Farm Forestry Association can help? - John Simmons, Waikato Farm Forestry Association.
  • Where does forestry fit within Healthy Rivers? - Grant Blackie, Waikato Region Council
  • How does a farmer start diversifying into forestry and key decision points? - John-Paul Praat, Director Groundtruth & NZIPIM member.

Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for walking on an operational Dairy Farm. Please note this is a joint event with Members of the Waikato Branch of the Farm Forestry Association.

The visit will conclude with afternoon tea.

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3 CPD Hours

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