The considerable health benefits of offering grazing animals a diverse diet and allowing them to browse for the plants they favour is the ongoing focus of a Lincoln University research team. Continue reading Dietary Diversity, Happiness and Health
An article in Scoop focuses on the Climate Change Commission’s report, which advocates sweeping changes in many areas, but unfortunately does not go far enough in the field of agriculture. Continue reading Does Climate Commission Report Fail to Push a Farming Switch
If you’re one of the 130,000 people heading to Mystery Creek for Fieldays 2021 this week, check in and say hello to our Executive Committee members and ODPG Suppliers, and watch our ODPG Fieldays video. If you’re not already a member, look out for the discount code shown on screen giving you 50% OFF Farm Membership. Come and join us for the rest of the year for just $50! Continue reading ODPG at Fieldays 2021
Worth a watch is this 23-minute engaging, practical explanation of why Regenerative Agriculture is a giant step forward in tackling climate problems, as seen through the examples of Australian sheep farmers, who regularly face extreme weather conditions. Continue reading CHANGING PARADIGMS | The WHY of Regenerative Agriculture
Our ODPG Webinar Series continues with a look at the uses of Homeopathy in the current farming season, with Tracey Simpson from Homeopathic Farm Services. Continue reading WEBINAR: Homeopathy for Autumn
This year, we have a total of 24 Commercial Members who help to keep the ODPG going with their membership, and often step forward when we need event sponsors or webinar hosts. We would like to say a big thank you to every single one of them for joining us this year. They enable us to support our organic and regenerative farmers with advice, resources, webinars, workshops and conferences. Continue reading Supporting our ODPG Suppliers
MPI have set up a number of Workshops and Huis around New Zealand, and online, to discuss the proposed regulations on Organic businesses, which are as follows:
Proposed requirements and processes associated with the approval of organic businesses. Recognition of third-party agencies and persons that would check compliance. Use of a national mark for organic products Continue reading MPI Workshops, Huis and more info on the Proposed Organic Regulations
Heading into a new committee year, we are delighted to welcome our two new executives into the fold, and look forward to working with them as we grow and support New Zealand’s Organic, Regenerative and Biological Farming community. Continue reading Introducing the Executive Committee
“The domestic organic industry may face greater costs and higher barriers to entry under the Organic Products Bill, should it pass in its current form, critics say.”
(Article by Bonnie Flaws | Stuff.co.nz) Continue reading Article on the Problems of the Organic Products Bill
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We understand soil chemistry and biology, but what about Physics?
The ODPG conference and AGM will venture into the future of agriculture, looking at the next level of understanding our farming systems. Join us for two days of inspiration exploring this Arena, with five interesting speakers and two farm visits. Continue reading Physics in Agriculture: ODPG Conference & AGM 2021