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Farm IQ national dairy business manager Libby Wood is leading the project, called ‘Ask Libby’.
“Many dairy farmers have bits of software associated with parts of their farm, but they haven’t really thought about how it could drive their business forward,” says Wood.
“Increasingly the opportunities in farming arise from bringing more ‘smart’ to your business. We want to help dairy farmers understand what software can do for them -- to deal with their challenges and make the most of opportunities.”
Dairy farmers can join an online webinar with Libby on a Thursday evening, attend a hands-on session at a local venue or catch up with Farm IQ at the Mystery Creek Fieldays.
These webinars are being held every two weeks on a Thursday evening from 7 - 8pm.
“We’re inviting dairy farmers to join these free coaching sessions on key topics that are hugely relevant to every dairy farm today,” says Wood.
These are suitable for anyone with a role in a dairy farm business -- owners, managers, workers, the person who does the accounts and rural professionals.
They are being run through GoToWebinar and instructions on how to participate are sent to people who register.