Advanced Freshwater Farm Planning

Developed with the support of the Fertiliser Association of New Zealand (FANZ), this course will provide students with the detailed knowledge and integrated skills necessary to produce New Zealand industry-standard, farm-scale, freshwater Farm Environment Plans for dairy, beef and sheep and arable farms. These plans will identify existing and potential soil, greenhouse gas, pathogen, and nutrient loss pathways, the sources of these losses, and will provide justification for a range of options to mitigate the impact of the farm system on freshwater bodies

Course Outline

  • Mode of Delivery - (14 Weeks) - 2 Weeks of online study, a 3 day compulsory on-farm engagement visit arranged by Massey University and 11 weeks to write 3 Freshwater farm plans.
  • Massey Credits - 15
  • Cost - $3,000.00 + GST

This course is suited to students or professionals holding a Bachelor's degree preferably with some qualifications in soil science and with an interest in farm environment planning. Students are required to have completed Massey University's Intermediate Farm Environment Planning

be able to demonstrate existing skills and experience in Farm Environment Planning

Completion of Massey University's Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management course is also desirable OR be able to demonstrate high level skills and experience in nutrient management and the use and interpretation of OverseerFM nutrient budgets

Demonstration includes providing:

  • An Academic transcript stating your undergraduate and postgraduate courses studied, so that Massey can verify your soil science background.
  • A detailed description of your skills and experience in 1) nutrient management and the use and interpretation of OverseerFM nutrient budgets and 2) Farm Environment Planning, with reference to previous work experience and name of companies/employers who can verify this experience. You also need to provide a copy of an example Farm Environment Plan you have written recently which demonstrates your land management, nutrient management and mitigation knowledge and skills. This will be kept confidential and deleted after reviewing

Course dates - 2023.
Semester 1 - Not offered.
Semester 2 - 12 June 2023 - Enrolments are not yet open.

For all course enquiries and to register an expression of interest, please email Fiona Bardell

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