Agri One is positioned to facilitate short courses and professional development, joint research proposals, seminars and symposia and offer a brokering role to introduce agri-food business to academics in both institutions.  Agri One is a joint venture company owned 50:50 by Lincoln and Massey Universities, established to lift our collaborative responsiveness to industry requirements.  Agri One’s vision is to “Create a catalyst for enhanced engagement with relevant sector interests to promote the uptake of research-led education to assist the improvement, resilience and profitability of the farming and agri-food industries”. 

For further information about Agri One Ltd please visit their website.

Courses Offered in 2016

Farm Governance Advisory Training Programme

The Farm Governance Advisory Training Programme is a twelve week course that will equip rural professionals with the knowledge to provide guidance on good governance principles for farming businesses, and the skills to facilitate the implementation of governance systems and practices.

Dates & Times

Blended - Online & Face to Face Training

Palmerston North

Online:  Commences 12 September - Concludes 2 December 2016
Block Course:  Wednesday 26 October to Thursday 27 October 2016
Venue:  Massey University, Sport and Rugby Institute

Dairy Production Systems 

The ideal course for those working within the commercial community that supports New Zealand dairying. The daily conversations between farmers and industry can be greatly enhanced through a greater understanding and appreciation for what makes the New Zealand pastoral dairy industry so successful.

Dates & Times

Palmerston North

November 8th - 10th, 2016

START/FINISH TIMES

Day One - 9:30am Tea/Coffee on arrival, starts 9:45am

Day Three - 3:15pm Review and Wrap Up

Topics Covered

You will discuss the rationale and biology of dairy farm systems in New Zealand, including the typical resource base, pasture growth and grazing management, nutrition and energy requirements, genetic measures, animal welfare, farm operations and management.

  • The dairy industry in New Zealand
  • Feed supply
  • Animal husbandry
  • Decision cycles
  • Case study

* You will need to bring a laptop, gumboots and wet weather gear.

Pre-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Accreditation

All participants who attend the full course will receive a Certificate of Participation.

The course offers an optional assessment and participants who successfully complete the course assessment will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course Cost

NZD$1500 + GST per person

For more information about organisation or group discounts please contact Agri One

Registration 

Essentials of Farm Financial Management

Refresh and improve your farm financial literacy and management skills, develop skills and confidence to analyse and interpret financial benchmarking data, and provide commentary on financial position and performance in relation to farm goals.

Dates & Times

Lincoln University

Block Course - 9 & 10 November 2016

Block Course

Day One - 8:30am - 4.00pm
Day Two - 8.30am - 4.00pm (Review and wrap up)

Topics Covered

The course is delivered online over 4 weeks, with topics including:

  • Understanding the principles of accounting in New Zealand
  • An introduction to the unique features of NZ farm systems and how they related to financial management
  • Understand and interpret a range of farm financial tools and be able to use them to analyse and interpret farm financial data
  • Course format:

Topics will be delivered over the first three weeks using online learning.  There will then be a two day contact course at Lincoln University which will include a farm visit.   By the end of the second day participants will get a brief for the final assignment which will be due 1 month after contact course.

After completion of this course, some participants may wish to enrol in our Farm Finance and Investments training.

Course Cost

NZD$1,900 + GST per person

This includes a comprehensive Study Guide and refreshments throughout the Block Course.  For more information about organisation or group discounts please contact us.

 Registration 

Farm Environmental Management Training

Using a farm environment plan framework, this training will provide you with technical and practical skills and knowledge to identify environmental risks on farm and develop action plans for change.

Dates & Times

Lincoln University

Postponed as new regulations come into force.  New date to be announced later in 2016
Online course - TBC
Block course - TBC

Waikato

Block course - 9th - 10th November, 2016

Block Course Start time

Day One - 9.30 am Tea/Coffee on arrival, starts 10.00am
End time - Day Two - 3.00 pm wrap up

Topics Covered

The course is delivered in two modules, with topics including:

Module 1 - The technical aspects of environmental management (online)

  • Environmental Regulatory Frameworks
  • Irrigation, water and effluent management
  • Basic nutrient management
  • Waterway, biodiversity, land and soil management
  • Storage and infrastructure

Module 2 - Identification of risks on farm and development of a farm environment plan (2 day block course)

  • Farm Environment Plans

Course Format

The first module will be delivered over four weeks using online learning while the second will be a practical 2-day workshop focusing on identifying risks on farm, developing a farm environment plan (using the DairyNZ SMP template) for a focus farm and supporting the farmer through the process of change.

The course is aligned to the NZIPIM Dairy Farm Systems Consultant Certification Assessment Criteria 6.1-6.6 and DairyNZ's farm environment plan framework - the Sustainable Milk Plan (See the DairyNZ website for more information about the SMP's)

Course Cost

NZD$1,900 + GST per person

This includes a comprehensive Study Guide, and refreshments throughout the Block Course and a networking dinner on one evening of the Block Course.  For more information about organisation or group discounts please contact Agri One

Registration

Introduction to Agriculture in New Zealand

For those who are new to the primary sector, this course will provide you with a detailed overview of New Zealand's primary industries, enabling you to discuss in a confident and informed way the issues currently confronting agriculture in New Zealand.

Dates & Times

Auckland

15th - 16th November, 2016

Start/Finish Times

Day One - Start time as 8.45am tea/coffee arrival.
Day Two - 5:00pm

Topics Covered

You will explore the contribution of New Zealand's primary industries to the external and internal economy, and then discuss in greater detail the dairy, mixed livestock, horticulture, arable and forestry sectors.

  • Primary industries in the New Zealand economy
  • Primary industries in the New Zealand landscape
  • Dairy industry in New Zealand
  • Mixed livestock industry in New Zealand
  • Arable and horticultural industries in New Zealand
  • Forestry industry in New Zealand

Course Format

This two day course is facilitated by leading academics and industry experts, and is comprised of presentations, group workshops and discussions sessions. There is also the option to complete a formal examination after the course.

Pre-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Accreditation

All participants who attend the full course will receive a Certificate of Participation.

The course offers an optional assessment and participants who successfully complete the course assessment will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course Cost

NZD$1,300 + GST per person

This includes a comprehensive Study Guide, refreshments through the course, a networking dinner, and certification.

Registration 

Postponed as new regulations come into force.  New date to be announced later in 2016

Contact details

Should you require any further information or assistance please contact:

Fiona Bardell
Administrator - Agri One
Email:  info@agrione.ac.nz

Danette Whitehouse
Programme Coordinator, Professional and Continuing Education
Email: D.Whitehouse@massey.ac.nz

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