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Waikato-BoP

Agribusiness Growth Group

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Atiamuri

Contact Aaron DUGGAN: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Central Bay of Plenty

Contact Warwick Murray: Facilitator
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Central Plateau Discussion group

Contact Ginny Dodunski: Facilitator
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Farm Managers AgFirst Group

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Huntly RMPP

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

King Country

Contact Libby Wood: Facilitator
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

King Country - New Opportunities

Contact John Stantiall: Facilitator
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

King Country AgFirst

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Mangaotaki

Contact Shaun Carter: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Mangatangi Farmers Sub Catchment

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Health and wellbeing
Objective
To establish sustainable Farm systems in the Mangatangi catchment that allows profitable farming, whilst having positive outcomes for soil, water, biodiversity and Climate change values. To network a group of like-minded farmers and develop Farm Environment plans.

Matiere

Contact Warwick Murray: Facilitator
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Mid Northern Romney RMPP Group

Contact Megan McCall: Connector
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
Objective
The common area of interest is genetics and breeding of rams for the commercial farming tier of the sheep industry. All of the group members are Romney breeders. They all want to familiarize themselves with new technologies and breeding methods, treating this as an opportunity to modernize and transfer knowledge about genetics to their ram buyers.

Ngaroma

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

North Waikato Farm Business Group

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Ongarue

Contact Joel Fraser: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Profit and Healthy rivers

Contact Jeremy Leigh: Facilitator
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Regenerative action te Moana a Toi

Contact John King: Facilitator
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Regenerative Ag Waikato

Contact Trudy van den Broek: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Te Akau

Contact Derek Bregmen: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Te Kuiti

Contact Peter Keeling: Facilitator
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Te Kuiti Farm Environment Group

Contact Will Cuttance: Facilitator
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Farm transition and succession
Objective
To build a financially secure future that allows the freedom to explore off farm interests. At the heart of the future is a sustainable farm business which we are proud of. Our businesses meet the expectations of the public in regard to how we manage the environment and the animals.

Te Pahu RMPP

Contact Phil Weir: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
  • Livestock health & welfare
Objective
To understand and better manage pasture and animal performance on farm through exposure to experts and to other farm businesses in the area.

Tokirima

Contact Tim Neeson: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Waiotahe Water Care Group

Contact Jed Watson: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Managing our soils
Objective
To understand the environmental performance of our farms and how to minimise impacts on the catchment

Waitanguru

Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

West Coast

Contact Peter Keeling: Facilitator
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

whitehall

Contact brendan kavanagh: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Waikato-BoP
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Feed management
Objective
To fully understand and investigate high performance systems that can be operated in the Whitehall district, and build resilience into farm systems

National

Chatham Islands RMPP Group

Contact Ruby Mulinder: Facilitator
Region National
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Business planning
  • Pasture management
Objective
Utilise the RMPP framework to engage a group of farmers on the Chatham and Pitt Islands. Hold regular meetings every 4-6 weeks to explore relevant topics and engage SME to bring new knowledge and expertise to the group. The ultimate aim is for farmers to achieve their Action Plans and to improve farm resilience and connection.

Nationwide Farmer Thinkers

Contact Heather Collins: Facilitator
Region National
Membership Closed

Speckle Park Beef Ltd

Contact Mark Grace: Primary Contact Farmer
Region National
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Business planning
  • Livestock health & welfare
Objective
To collectively develop a world class Speckle Park export agribusiness within 3 years.

Waikato/Bay of Plenty

Northland

Back to basics

Region Northland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
Objective
Increase profitability from on-line learning and applying back to basics management principles

Carbon farming

Contact Bob Bull: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Northland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Managing our soils
Objective
Improve knowledge and skills to enable farmers to introduce carbon farming into their farm systems profitably

Far North Bull Beef Growers

Region Northland
Membership Closed

Farm Transition/Succession

Region Northland
Membership Closed

Holistic Soils

Contact Gary Hayman: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Northland
Membership Closed

Kaipara Sheep and Beef

Contact Philip Leaf: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Northland
Membership Closed

last sheep standing

Contact Garth Riddle: Facilitator
Region Northland
Membership Closed

More pasture and crop eaten - MOPACE

Contact James Donaldson: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Northland
Membership Closed

Northland Dairy Beef Group

Region Northland
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Livestock health & welfare
Objective
Businesses have increased knowledge, awareness, skills, aspiration (motivation) and network to make informed proactive decisions that lift profitability and lead to improved well being.

Pāmu Northland Group

Contact Luke Bridge: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Northland
Membership Closed

Regenerative Ag Kaipara

Contact John King: Facilitator
Region Northland
Membership Closed

smarter not harder

Contact pien VINK: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Northland
Membership Closed

Waikato-Bay of Plenty

Gisborne

Business planning and diversification

Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

Diversifying the farm business

Contact Johnny & Pip Williams: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

East Coast Hill Country Farming

Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

maximizing profitability to achieve succession goals

Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

maximizing profitability to achieve succession goals - group 2

Contact Paul Gow: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

Trial and Era

Contact Warren Milligan: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

Wairoa Beef

Contact Nigel Tomalin: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Gisborne
Membership Closed

Hawkes Bay

ANZCO Action Network Group 3

Contact Simon Beamish: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Beef Productivity

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Bush Cash Kings Action Group

Contact Michelle Brown: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Central Hawkes Bay Red Meat action group

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

CHB Building Efficiency into Farm Systems

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

CHB Environmental Group

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

CHB People in Farming Action Group

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Farming in the Ruakituri Valley

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Growing crops
Objective
To create the opportunity to bring experts into the isolated Ruakituri Valley and help to upskill the members of the group.

Feed Planning

Contact John Stantiall: Facilitator
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Hawkes Bay Young Guns

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Improve MEP

Contact Camille Flack: Facilitator
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Mahia Action Group

Contact Sue OBrien: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Financial management
Objective
The group is looking at creating a red meat brand by capitalising on the environmental work each farmer has carried out on their property.

Mangaone Catchment Group 1

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Mangaone Catchment Group 2

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Growing crops
  • Managing our soils
Objective
Linking actual data to operational outcomes to achieve a continuous improvement environmental effect while farming profitably and sustainably.

Mangaone Catchment Group 3

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Millennials into farm ownership

Contact Robbie Hill: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

MOA: Distinction not Extinction

Contact Camille Flack: Facilitator
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Planning for Performance Hawkes Bay

Contact Matt Truebridge: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Sheep Performance

Contact Charlie Graham: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Sustainable High Performance Farming

Contact Greg Tattersfield: Facilitator
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Financial management
  • Livestock health & welfare
Objective
To critically review our sheep productions systems and implement management plans that sustain a high level of performance whilst remaining financially, socially and environmentally sustainable

Taharua River

Contact Debbie Care: Facilitator
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Feed management
  • Managing our soils
Objective
Proactively collaborate to improve water quality outcomes through adaptive management and on farm actions whilst ensuring business viability

Tukipo Catchment Care

Contact Colin Tyler: Facilitator
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
Operate environmentally lower impact and sustainable farming businesses under the rules of the Tukituki Plan Change

Vet Services Environmental

Contact Dave Warburton: Facilitator
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Waikonini Catchment Group

Contact Michael Hindmarsh: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
To better understand and improve the environment within the catchment and to front foot regulation and compliance.

Whanaukini Catchment Group

Region Hawkes Bay
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
As a Community Catchment Group, Help set the template to be the lead for other Rural Communities to achieve healthier Environmental outcomes, remain vibrant and sustainable over the course of the programme

Wairarapa

ANZCO Action Network Group 2

Contact Richard n Emma Lawson: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Inspirational People and Business

Contact Ed Harrison: Facilitator
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Manawatu/Wairarapa: lucerne-clover

Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Masterton Group 1

Contact Delwyn Pringle: Facilitator
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Farm transition and succession
  • Health and wellbeing
Objective
To create a vision plan for each member of the group, followed by a business plan, along with understanding financial planning and benchmarking, explore successful equity partnerships and other avenues for farm ownership. Get an overview of software and apps available for on farm management.

Masterton Group 2

Contact Delwyn Pringle: Facilitator
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
  • Health and wellbeing
Objective
To create a vision plan for each member of the group, to upskill in business planning and financial management, gain an understanding of benchmarking and an overview of products such as Farmax. Explore health and wellness for optimal on farm performance and maintaining a quality work life balance.

Pongaroa Action Group

Contact Rachel Joblin: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Regenerative farmers Wairarapa

Contact Kurt Portas: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Ruahine Rutbusters action group

Contact Pauline & Dean Wardle: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Tararua Business and Strategic Planning

Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Tararua Business Management Action Group

Contact Eugene Pitt: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

The Futures

Contact Geordie Mccallum: Facilitator
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

The Learning Committee

Contact Alex Gibson: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Wairarapa Croppers and Traders

Contact Geordie Mccallum: Facilitator
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Wairarapa Producer Group

Contact Pattie O'Boyle: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Wairarapa
Membership Closed

Taranaki/Manawatu

AgriTourism Action Group

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Financial management
Objective
To investigate existing Farm Tourism business ventures to evaluate profitability relative to the main farming operation while concurrently investigating new technologies and ideas and getting a better understanding of environmental, business/farm and risk management factors that could help or hinder each farm tourism business.

Alfredton Action Network Group

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

ANZCO North Island Central Action Group

Contact Alan McDermott: Facilitator
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Awapuni Beef Calf Producers

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Feed management
Objective
Group objective: getting the most out of the beef component of the business.

AWHI Farms

Contact Andrew Beijeman: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Environmental issues and management
Objective
Improve Profitability and efficiency on farm while being sustainable

BackRoad

Contact Gabby Harvey: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Feilding Beef Calf Producers

Contact Luke Cosgrove: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Livestock health & welfare
Objective
Group objective: getting the most out of the beef component of the business.

Feilding Calf Rearing

Contact Juan Klue: Facilitator
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Feilding Finishers Group

Contact Kristy Staples: Facilitator
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Hunterville/Taihape

Contact Jason Robb: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Improving Profit

Contact John Stantiall: Facilitator
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

King Country Sustainable Farm Business Group

Contact Alan Blake: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Lower Manawatu beef

Contact Dax Harris: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Feed management
Objective
Increase farm production to increase the return on investment for the farms in this group. They are also concerned about the environment, public perception and sustainability and would like to be in the position to be proactive with any regulation changes particularly around the environment.

Manawatu Increase Profit

Contact John Stantiall: Facilitator
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Morrison's Misfits

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Rangiwahia

Contact Murray Curtis: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Regenerative Farming Eastern Taranaki

Contact Cynthia Northcote: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal performance
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Managing our soils
Objective
This action group, based in eastern Taranaki hill country aims to understand how regenerative agriculture practices and principles can be incorporated into farming hill country, and explore land use options and potential markets.

Taihape - BakerAg

Contact Andrew Bennett: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Taihape 1

Contact Jacqui Cottrell: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Taihape 2

Contact Katie Gordon: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Taihape All around

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Taihape farm Profit Group

Contact John Stantiall: Facilitator
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Taihape Titans

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Looking for members

Group Plan 1

Draft
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Business planning
  • Feed management
Objective
To lift farm productivity by 10%

Taranaki 01

Contact Nick & Sophie Brown: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Complete
Areas of Interest
  • Business planning
  • Financial management
  • Using fertiliser
Objective
Objective to improve financials management thus recognizing strengths/weakness within the business to improve profitability.

Taranaki Future Farming

Contact Robert Brown: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Environmental issues and management
  • Financial management
  • Pasture management
Objective
1. Building profitable and sustainable farming businesses that maintain a positive work/life balance. 2. Keeping our farming systems compatible with our suppliers. 3. Greater understand what the maximum productivity capacity of our farm systems are. Adding a regulatory environmental lens to our farming system.

Team Argyle

Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Group Plan 1

Active
Areas of Interest
  • Animal breeding & genetics
  • Animal performance
  • Using fertiliser
Objective
Objective withheld by group.

Waimarino New Gen Group

Contact Hamish Blackburn: Primary Contact Farmer
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed

Waituna West

Contact Juan Klue: Facilitator
Region Taranaki/Manawatu
Membership Closed