I need to be able to progress and work to have my own farm. Our first two Share-Melkern stayed for nine years, took over the transformation of the plant, and then developed the company in their own way. If a young couple has good ideas to increase income, either for themselves or for the farm as a whole, we don`t get in their way. In a share management agreement, the landowner effectively “leases” part of his country to another farmer. Do your homework. A sharing agreement is important and you need to know exactly what you`ve been getting into. We talked to the people who were farming before us, as well as our neighbours, to get the best idea of what lay ahead. I advise people who deal with Share Farming to make sure they receive a thorough written approval without any grey areas and make sure the goals are equivalent to your partner. A Share Farming agreement is a meeting between two parties in a mutually beneficial agreement for the management of a given area, while remaining two separate companies. It is notoriously difficult to get hold of a joint agricultural agreement in New Zealand, especially the first time. We would have traveled all over the South Island if the arrangement had been correct. At first, we didn`t have the starting capital and Share Farming gave us a starting point and an entry into the sector. “There`s a lot of extra management in Share Farming – sharing invoices with suppliers can be a real nuisance,” he says.
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