Farming & Gardening Resources

Future Farming Centre (FFC)

The BHU Future Farming Centre (FFC) is dedicated to the science and extension of permanent and whole-system agricultures and horticultures, such as organic agriculture, ecological agriculture, agroecology, and biological farming, for the benefit of all farmers and growers.

 

The FFC is mostly a 'centre without walls' as while it is based at the BHU, it draws on the expertise and experience of a range of 'associates' throughout NZ and it has is linked with partner organisations, such as Universities and research organisations both in NZ and overseas. This means it has the ability to undertake a very broad range of activities, which coupled with its deep understanding of the practicalities of real-world agriculture and horticulture, ensures that the outputs are trusted by farmers and growers and can be implemented on-farm.

A key remit of the FFC is the provision of information on a wide range of agricultural and horticultural areas such as crops, livestock, soil and weed management. It also publishes the FFC Bulletin, a quarterly extension publication for farmers, growers and scientists.

The FFC has three main areas of activity: research, extension and consulting, thus offering farmers and growers all the services they need to help them optimise their production systems.