AgVice Ltd has been offering independent advice in the on farm environmental space since it was formed in 2009. With previous experience including 5 years at DairyNZ where I was providing farmers and the industry with advice on sustainable effluent management practices, and 25 years at AgResearch as a scientist – I am able to take an independent and analytical approach to your Farm Dairy Effluent (FDE) system. I have completed the Intermediate & Advanced Sustainable Nutrient Management, FDE design and FDE hydraulics courses. I wrote the Primary ITO FDE management course (stage 2) and teach this. I was on the technical panel that developed Industry Code of Practice (CoP) for FDE system design. I currently chair the accreditation review panel for companies wishing to become accredited designers against the COP. I was a key contributor in the development of the WoF programme with DairyNZ.
We offer risk assessment of the whole FDE system and components. Our independence and ability to integrate the farm system, people management and technical assessment are key to the value we can add to your farming enterprise.