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The Deadline is Looming for Farm Environmental Management Plans

November 28, 2017 / Comments Off on The Deadline is Looming for Farm Environmental Management Plans

  There are approximately 860 properties in Central Hawkes Bay that still require a completed Farm Plan by 31 May 2018 in order the meet the requirements under the Tuki Tuki Plan Change. The deadline of 31 May 2018 is quickly approaching, with just over 6 months left to go, the Hawkes Bay Regional Council is advising that financial penalties will be imposed if land owners have not completed a Farm Plan by this deadline. Our advice to farmers is to not put this off, nutrient management regulations are a tool used by Regional Councils to meet their responsibilities imposed by the Resource Management Act and are being rolled out nationwide, so this is not something that will go away. Hayley Mortleman and Jay Sorensen are fully qualified to undertaken Nutrient Budgeting and Farm Environmental Management Plans, and have completed a number of Farm Plans for clients within the Tukituki Catchment. Both Registered Rural Valuers, Hayley and Jay have extensive knowledge and understanding of both farming systems and nutrient management implications, a diverse rural support network and a strong connection with the land. “We want to work with you to develop a farm plan that not only complies with the plan change requirements, but also works for you in the long run providing practical, workable and affordable solutions and strategies for your farming enterprise” If you have any Farm Environmental Management Plan questions or require any no obligation advice, please contact Hayley or Jay at Logan Stone Ltd, Hastings.