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AgFirst offers FarmTune workshops.  FarmTune is a dairy farm specific programme built on the principles of LEAN management and focuses on doing things easier, better, faster and safer. The programme is designed to make it easy to apply and adapt all principles to all areas of your farm business.

Designed to work with whole farm teams, FarmTune encourages your staff to be more involved and take responsibility on the farm.  In the process, you will:

  • Learn how to identify waste and inefficiencies in the way things get done
  • Create simple, visual procedures which make training easier
  • Engage your team with tools to increase responsibility and improve performance
  • Lift communication effectiveness within the whole team
  • Save time, reduce waste and mistakes
  • Have the tools to manage change positively.

Read on for further details, or view these videos if you think you need convincing!

AgFirst offer the following FarmTune programmes:


The focus here is to help organise the workplace for health and safety. It’s a great introduction to see if the full FarmTune course is for you. GetSorted consists of two 3 hour workshops with up to 2 participants per farm.
When: April 2019
Where: Waikato and Bay of Plenty
Register your interest via the form at the bottom of this page.


Delivered by a trained and accredited FarmTune provider, this programme consists of seven 4 hour workshops. The workshops are designed to involve you and your entire team in a practical and hands-on format to develop a new way of LEAN thinking. It involves  identifying opportunities for improvement in your everyday processes, improving communication, saving time, improving efficiency and productivity. Tested and proven since 2014, FarmTune is based on principals from Lean Thinking but tailored specifically to the farm.
When: early February 2019
Where: Waikato and Bay of Plenty
Register your interest via the form at the bottom of this page.

Boosting productivity, empowering teams to take ownership and ensuring business as usual is carried out efficiently every day are just some of the things you can expect from this programme.

The programme is now in its fifth year of development and has been recognised by early adopters as a true ‘game-changer’ for New Zealand dairy farmers.

Register your interest for FarmTune:

Fill out the form below to register your interest in these workshops. Alternatively email Lycinda Lett: for more information.

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