Do you know what your farm will look like in the future?
The ACE Future Farming Workstream has five farms within the Aparima FMU, that have investigated how to make changes to their farming systems to reduce their environmental footprints. Models (Overseer and Farmax) have been used to show what these changes would do to the environmental footprints, as well as how they would impact the profitability of the farms.
A whole spectrum of changes have been modelled, from small changes to optimise the current farm system and to retire non-effective land, through to significant changes such as building infrastructure, going organic or changing the farm system entirely. The learnings from this workstream are relevant to all and we look forward to sharing them with you.