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Become an Ecological Outcome Verification Monitor – Apply Now

Become an Ecological Outcome Verification Monitor – Apply Now

EOV – giving New Zealand land a voice

Are you interested in joining the regenerative movement? Would you like to make a difference to New Zealand farming and agriculture? Do you want to do your bit to help reverse climate change?

Ata Regenerative has just announced the next series of Short-term Ecological Outcome Verification training courses.

Become a Short-Term EOV Monitor and learn to monitor ecological health of land to help inform land managers as to the impact of their management on ecological health.

Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) is the science inside the Land to Market programme connecting produce from regenerating land to conscious consumers. Short-Term monitoring is completed annually as part of the verification of the land base.

This accreditation is recognised globally and you will be able to complete and charge for Short-term Monitoring once you have qualified.  This is a key role in regenerative management. Each farm wishing to maintain Ecological Outcome Verification to be part of the Land to Market programme must have a positive trending Ecological Health Index year on year.

Our training of Short-Term Monitors is a 4 day training programme with a mix of online and in-field training.  Once you have successfully completed the training plus the assignment which follows, you will become eligible to conduct Short-Term Monitoring as part of the Ecological Outcome Verification.  An EOV monitor can advance to higher levels according with his/her training and field experience.

There are to be two courses in October, one in the North Island at Mangarara Farm at Otane, Hawkes Bay and the other in the South Island, at the BHU Centre, Lincoln University Christchurch. 

Course outlines

Pre course preparation on Ecological Monitoring and Foundations of Holistic Management.

Online training sessions for both courses

  • Session 1: 0900 to 1200 Wednesday 6th October 2021
  • Session 2: 0900 to 1200 Wednesday 13th October 2021

Mangarara Farm (this is a live-in venue)

Due to lock downs and participants based in the Waikato and Auckland regions unable to atend we have postponed this course until the start of November. New dates below.

November 1; In field day one – meet at farm at 09.00 am

Start with indoor session

  • Introductions and review of training to date
  • Outline of next 3 days
  • Overview of EOV, monitoring and implementation
  • The data platform and reporting

Move to outdoors

  • Complete a monitoring plan for a model farm
  • Introductions to assessing ecological indicators
  • Recording

November 2; In field day two: 08.30 am, meet on farm

  • Review day 1
  • Evaluate forage quantity, quality and EHI in 6 monitoring sites selected for being contrasting situations as a group (different states, different management).
  • Perform a complete STM events individually.

November 3; In field day three: 8.30 am to 1 pm; meet on farm

  • Revise STM scoring and check consistency of scoring at 3 sites
  • Set up LTM transect and discuss how it fits with Ecological Monitoring and EOV.
  • Lunch and wind up

BHU Lincoln University

26 October; In field day 1 meet at BHU at 09.00 am

Start with in door session

  • Introductions and review of training to date
  • Outline of next 3 days
  • Overview of EOV, monitoring and implementation
  • The data platform and reporting

Move to outdoors

  • Complete a monitoring plan for a model farm
  • Introductions to assessing ecological indicators
  • Recording

27 October; In field day 2 08.30 am, meet at BHU

  • Review day 1
  • Evaluate forage quantity, quality and EHI in 6 monitoring sites selected for being contrasting situations as a group (different states, different management).
  • Perform a complete STM events individually.

28 October; In field day 3 8.30 am to 1 pm; meet at BHU

  • Revise STM scoring and check consistency of scoring at 3 sites
  • Set up LTM transect and discuss how it fits with Ecological Monitoring and EOV.
  • Lunch and wind up

Assignment: plan and perform STM on two farms individually, and upload the info correctly to the EOV platform. Be able to make a report to the farmer. Once the trainee has demonstrated they can complete upload of data and report to the satisfaction of EOV Quality Assurance they will achieve accreditation.

Course Fees

Managarara Farm                   $1475 plus GST per person.

This cost is fully inclusive of accommodation and meals.

Lincoln BHU                            $1190 plus GST per person.

Attendees will need to organise their own accommodation and meals.

For enquiries or to register please contact Hugh Jellie hugh@ata.land, phone 0274949895 or Contact us here. Pre-course material and links to online training will be sent out following registration and payment.

Ata Regenerative are at the forefront of regenerative agriculture practice in New Zealand. With 17 years working in the regenerative space and as the Savory Hub for NZ, Ata Regenerative is the only certified Ecological Outcome Verification provider in New Zealand. Ata Regenerative can assist with your transition to farm practice that focuses on the regeneration of soils, increased productivity and biological diversity, as well as economic and social well-being. 

Dr Hugh JellieSeptember 16, 20210

Dr Hugh Jellie

Dr Hugh Jellie is the founder of Ata Regenerative and has spent 17 years researching farming systems and regenerative agriculture around the world. He now helps farmers, organisations and individuals change to deliver improved environmental, social, financial and health outcomes.