Integrated Forestry Farm Systems
Integrated Forestry Farm Systems is a project demonstrating how integrating dairy and hill country sheep and beef farming with forestry for profitable, sustainable land use can assist landowners, iwi and rural professionals make well-informed forestry decisions and increase confidence in implementing forestry as a land-use option.
Perrin Ag Consultants Ltd in conjunction with PF Olsen completed ten case studies across the Bay of Plenty, Rangitikei and Waikato regions, evaluating a range of situations. Varying farm systems and landowner objectives enabled a variety of species and planting options to be investigated.
The Integrated Farm Forestry Systems project is a multi-agency funded research and extension project, led by Te Uru Rākau and co-funded by DairyNZ, the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Horizons Regional Councils, Living Water (DOC-Fonterra partnership), Farmlands Co-operative and the Forest Growers Levy Trust.