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Jan 23, 2008 - On the Monitor Farm (by Lesa)

Today we visited a Monitor Farm. New Zealand does not have an extension system like we have in the U.S. so they have developed a Monitor Farm System. Farmers apply to be a monitor farm and if selected, the farm is appointed a farm facilitator. In addition, a committee is formed to help make decisions about topics to be studied on the monitor farm. The committee consists of local community members, including farms and individuals involved in agri-business. The committee helps decided what problems local farmers are facing and the monitor...

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