- Improve profit through better decision-making around pasture.
- Gain access to a closed on-line forum to ask and answer your pasture questions.
- Bounce ideas off other farmers and agronomists, on-farm and online.
Tiller Talk is based around the progress of 20 key farms throughout New Zealand as they receive expert advice and support.
See the results of different management decisions year-round as these farmers work to improve their profitability through better pasture management. The key farms will share their farm system information and progress through field days, small on-farm workshops and online forums.
Through the online forum you can discuss seasonally-relevant information, see key farms updates, benchmark your pasture performance against other farms, post questions and help others with answers.
Tiller Talk is about farmers helping farmers become more profitable through better pasture management.
How can you get involved?
The 20 Tiller Talk key farmers have now been selected and their profiles will be added to the website in March. Watch this page in a few weeks to find out where the key farms are!
Join a group!
Join a small group who will follow each of the Tiller Talk key farms (4 to 6 participating farmers). We will form the groups in your region throughout March / April.
The first meeting on-farm will occur in spring 2017.
This focus group, along with an agronomist, will visit the farm at key times of the year to discuss pasture management and assess results.
A closed online forum, available only to Tiller Talk members, will allow you to share ideas and get answers about pasture instantly.
You can also follow the progress of the project on this webpage and at regional field days.
Tiller Talk history
DairyNZ’s project is modelled on Agriseeds’ Grass into Gold programme which over the last two years has worked with 12 dairy farmers to help them improve the performance of their business through better pasture use. These passionate farmers have shared what they have learned with like-minded farmers.
DairyNZ is now improving and expanding on the movement for better pasture throughout New Zealand.