Strategic dairy farms: ten reasons to get involved

Why should you get involved with our strategic dairy farm programme? Nic Parsons, Head of Dairy Development offers ten benefits from taking time away from the farm and engaging with our GB-wide network:
  1. See best practice and innovation in real farm situations supported and facilitated by trained AHDB staff
  2. Measure your own performance against other farmers and our strategic dairy farms based upon our key performance indicators 
  3. Inspires you and your team to make changes to improve performance and animal health and welfare
  4. Learn through discussions with other farmers and share experience and knowledge 
  5. Become open to change - challenging the ‘norm’ is an important part of the strategic dairy farm philosophy and encouraged at farm meetings 
  6. Opportunities to hear from UK and overseas specialists in their field 
  7. Be among the first to see new research from our sponsored work
  8. Earn DairyPro points as part of your ongoing farm CPD for you and your team, which is recognised by Red Tractor  
  9. Develop your business skills, management competencies and professionalism which leads to a stronger dairy industry for the future
  10. Improve your understanding of market dynamics, milk contracts and business risk mitigation strategies to help long term planning, mitigate risks and improve returns.

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Nic Parsons

Head of Engagement (Dairy)

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