|Farm Operations Personnel
|Farm Managers / Owners
|Ensure & Advise
|Initiate & Influence
Farming practice meets industry environmental standards and legislative requirements
Completes all instructed tasks on-farm with environmental impacts and improving the environment in mind.
All tasks on-farm are completed in a manner that appreciates the environmental impacts and works to improve the environment, within the requirements of the farm standard operating procedures and plans.
Ensures team members are completing farm tasks in a manner that works to improve the environment.
Collects data on environmental changes related to dairy farming practice and provides recommendations to farm decision makers for farm policies and procedures to improve environmental impacts.
Knowledge of industry standards and application of standards in farming policies created and implemented.
Interprets environmental data on-farm (progress of farm and benchmarking with other farms) to support decision making on farming practice, ensuring that farm activities meet and/or exceed legislative requirements and dairy industry environmental standards.
Applies for external funding sources and incentivised initiatives to improve farming activities to meet and/or exceed standards. Seeks external advice as needed in creating, communicating and evaluating environmental plans and practices on-farm.
Sets strategic directions and goals of the farm business that foster practice to ensure dairy industry environmental standards being met and/or exceeded.
Ensures all farm business required legislative requirements related to environment are met.
Generates external reports on farming practice environmental impacts and meeting dairy industry environmental standards for transparency in farm business activities, as required.
Climate adaptation for resilient farm business decision making
Implements farm plans related to mitigation of climate change risks, under direction.
Implements farm plans related to mitigation of climate change risks.
Reports challenges and barriers to implementation, and makes recommendations for other possible approaches in minimising risk to climate change.
Ensure all farm plans to mitigate climate change risk are accurately implemented by teams and report outcomes of the implementation to farm decision makers.
Collects data on weather, fire risk, flood risk, to determine trends illustrating changes in climate on-farm.
Makes recommendations for other possible approaches in minimising risk to climate change.
Interprets the trends in weather and climate to shape policies procedures on farm to minimise climate change risk to the business.
Prepares business cases for major adaptions and innovations, to minimise the risk of climate change for business.
Creates, communicates and evaluates farm plans with mitigations to climate change risk.
Holds confidence to make short, medium and long term decisions without certainty around climate changes.
Creates and communicates a farm business vision and strategic direction that incorporates anticipated and observed climate changes the business faces.
Governance of the business considers climate change and incorporates risk mitigation strategies.
Energy management and conservation
With encouragement from others, applies an energy conservation mind-set while completing directed tasks on-farm in an energy efficient way.
Applies an energy conservation mind-set when completing tasks on-farm.
Maintains energy efficient infrastructure on-farm and reports any issues with any equipment or farm tasks that require review to improve energy conservation.
Role models an energy conservation mind-set, and encourages others to think of energy consumption when completing on-farm tasks.
Ensures team are safe and capable in implementing energy efficient farm tasks.
Takes rapid action when “break downs” in energy efficient infrastructure occur.
Collects energy efficiency data and makes recommendations on areas where further energy conservation could occur with a change in farming practice.
Recommendations for energy efficient farming practices.
Creates, communicates, implements and evaluate energy efficient plans for on-farm tasks.
Creates, communicates and evaluates infrastructure purchase plans for capital investment in energy conservation approaches to dairy farming.
Foster culture of energy conservation in all aspects of farming practice.
Creates, communicates and evaluates business cases for conversion to energy efficient activities, for a whole energy efficient system of farming practice.
Creates, communicates and evaluates long term planning for energy equipment upgrades as technology advances occur.
Generates external reports on energy conservation in farming practice, as required.
|Carbon and greenhouse gases emissions
Safely and effectively implementing on-farm tasks and action plans, as directed, that aim to reduce and/or off-set greenhouse gas emissions.
Safely, effectively and independently implement on-farm tasks and action plans that aim to reduce and/or off-set greenhouse gas emissions.
Collect data on greenhouse gas emissions and provide recommendations on.
Set up and implement plans for collecting data on greenhouse gas emissions for carbon footprint, ensuring plans are collecting reliable, valid and relevant data required to demonstrate environmental practices on farm.
Interpretation of data in trends in greenhouse gas emissions across.
Seek external advice across the spectrum of greenhouse gas sources on-farm, as needed.
Fosters a culture and mindset of environmental stewardship and land management in green house gas emissions, carbon footprint, water quality and conservation, biodiversity conservation and waste management.
Creates, communicates and evaluates farm business plans that align the financial, productivity and environmental outcomes for positive impact across all aspects of the farming system.
|Water quality and conservation
With encouragement from others, applies a water conservation mind-set, completing directed tasks on-farm in ways that appropriately minimise water use.
Applies a water conservation mind-set, completing directed tasks on-farm in ways that appropriately minimise water use.
Observing waterways and reporting concerns when changes are seen.
Role models a water conservation mind-set and encourages others to think of water consumption when completing on-farm tasks. Ensures water quality and conservation behaviours are displayed by team members.
Monitors water supplies, collecting data on water quality and supply.
Implements water management plans on-farm
Role models water conservation behaviours.
Creates, communicates and evaluates response to water surplus, including drainage, animal location and availability of feed to minimise disease and maintain animal welfare.
Seeks external advice for water conservation on-farm, as needed.
|Safely and effectively implements on-farm tasks and action plans, as directed, that aim to improve biodiversity conservation.
|Safely and effectively implements on-farm tasks and action plans, that aim to improve biodiversity conservation.
Encourages others to think of minimising impact on biodiversity when completing on-farm tasks.
Ensures biodiversity conservation behaviours are displayed by team members in implementing on-farm tasks.
Collects data on animal and plant species of the farmland to make recommendations for biodiversity plans.
Makes recommendations for possible new approaches in maximising biodiversity on-farm, as appropriate.
Role models biodiversity conservation behaviours.
Creates, communicates and evaluates biodiversity plans to maintain diversity of appropriate animal and plant species, improving diversity on the farmland.
Creates, communicates and evaluates response to fire and/or flood, rehabilitating the land for biodiversity where appropriate and within legislative requirements.
Safely and effectively implements on-farm tasks and action plans, as directed, that aim to minimise plastic and chemical consumption and ensures appropriate disposal.
Safely and effectively implements on-farm tasks and action plans, as directed, for effluent management that minimises environmental impact.
Safely and effectively removes plastics, such as silage wrap, from land during on-farm tasks and appropriately storages all and/or disposes of all plastics.
Safely and effectively implements on-farm tasks and action plans, that aim to minimise plastic and chemical consumption and ensures appropriate disposal, meeting all legal requirements.
Safely and effectively implements on-farm tasks and action plans for effluent management that minimises environmental impact.
Disposes of waste in an efficient manner when completing on-farm tasks.
Encourages others to minimise consumption of materials during on-farm tasks to minimise waste.
Ensures team members are safely and effectively implementing on-farm tasks and action plans that minimise plastic and chemical consumption, dispose of waste efficiently, manage effluent appropriately and meet all legal requirements in waste management.
Makes recommendations for possible new approaches in minimising consumption of materials and maximising efficiencies in waste management on-farm, as appropriate.
Role models behaviours that minimise consumption of materials during on-farm task completion.
Creates, communicates and evaluates effluent management plans, seeking external advice for design of effluent systems to that ensure removal and/or facilitation of reuse of effluent and manure are appropriate for the level of intensity in production system.
Creates farm plans that minimise plastic and chemical consumption.
Creates, communicates and evaluates waste management plans for the farm business.
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