Farmer Targets for Change (FTC) is a process which allows farmers to develop an action plan for managing resources on their farm. By linking with financial incentives, farmers implement on-farm change that benefits both their own production system and the catchment community.
Using the principles of team work, trusted partnerships and capacity building, farmers are engaged in on-going sustainable farm activities.
There are three main components to the FTC process: on-farm visits, workshops and background preparation work.
Most importantly, farmers are encouraged to drive the FTC process themselves. They are given the opportunity to share information and resources. At the end of the program they will have developed a farm plan, set achievable targets and received assistance to apply for funding. Environmental gains will be made hand-in-hand with improved farm productivity and profitability.
For more information about the FTC project, contact NSW DPI Dairy extension officers.