Agricultural Organisations

Are you looking for an inspirational speaker for your events and workshops?

VSA-StempleAt Integrity Soils we specialise in regenerative agriculture systems and their management in New Zealand, Australia and North America.

Since 2000, we have been helping, teaching and inspiring gardeners, farmers, ranchers and the organisations that support and supply them.

Unlike representatives of agricultural companies, our presentations are independent and backed by results and science. We can work with your event organisers to create effective, interactive conference events, which aim to maximise participation and positive outcomes.

Progressive conference styles include ‘The World Cafe’ and ‘Open Space’ methods which are designed with participants in mind, to create real world positive outcomes.

 

Workshops topics offered
An Introduction To Soil Management For Farmers Reducing Costs By Increasing Sustainability Principles For Regenerative Agriculture and building your carbon bank
How Soil Affects Your Farm’s Yield Reducing the Impact of Extreme Climate What’s Your Agricultural Adaptability?
Why Weed Spraying Doesn’t work And What you can Do About It Microbiology For Farmers & Ranchers Preventative Medicine For Your Farm – Getting To The “Root” Of The Problem
Is Your Farm Addicted To Inputs? How To Break The Cycle Improving Water Quality for Landcare Groups Getting Your Message Across Effectively To Your Agricultural Clients
How To Cut Your Farm’s Chemical Bill In Half Overnight Water Quality For Farmers & Ranchers Turn Ranch & Farm Waste Into A Resource
Reading your soil tests Recipes For Better Ranch/Farm Pasture quality  Soil/Plant synergies. How soils influence the health of plants and animals.

 

Integrity Soils has presented for:
We have spoken for a wide range of interest groups and agricultural organisations concerned with landcare or producer profitability. See the list below that includes some of the organisations who use us as an inspirational speaker, presenter and workshop faciliator.
Beef and Lamb NZ Ranch Management Consultants (USA) Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (AUS)
Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority (AUS) Kaipara Harbour Integrated Management Group Auckland Council (NZ)
The Mulloon Institute (AUS) Tauranga City Council (NZ) NutriSoil LS, Albury (AUS)
Toi Toi Manawa Western Bay of Plenty Council Environment BOP
Soil and Health Association (NZ) BOP Polytechnic Taruna College
Eastern Institute of Technology Lincoln University Association of Biological Farmers (NZ)
Organic Dairy Producers Group Organic Pipfruit Growers Association NZ And more….

 

Feedback from agricultural organisations and others

Rhiannon Apted, Land Health Manager, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority

“I highly recommend Nicole as a ‘must have’ speaker on the topic of soil health and soil biology.” – Darren Fahey, Australian Organics Recycling Association

“I would highly recommend Nicole as an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very capable workshop facilitator, presenter and soil biological educator to anyone interested in improving their soil health.” – Alice Taylor, Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority

“We have had some great feedback around the workshop, but the most powerful message from my perspective was to read all of the feedback forms and to see that without exception everyone answered with a “yes” the question around whether they would be likely to use the farming practices/knowledge gained from the event. That is a testament to the power of (Nicole’s) presentation.” – Vanessa Vujcich, Auckland Council

Agricultural Suppliers

How do you build stronger more profitable connections with clients?

Soil workshops - Integrity SoilsWe are Integrity Soils, a group of specialists in biological farming systems and their management and for over 15 years, we have been helping, teaching and inspiring farmers, ranchers and the organisations that support and supply them.

We have a proven history of delivering powerful workshops, conferences, key notes and events to inform, educate and inspire an audience.

To find out how we can help you build stronger, more profitable connections with your clients please phone us at +64 274 523 900 or contact us via email here.

How Integrity Soils helps agricultural supply and service companies

We work with service companies in a number of ways, including:

  • Offering workshops for your customers on getting the maximum benefits from your products and services
  • Providing information sessions showing your customers serious potential problems that your products provide solutions for
  • Training your staff to ensure they good foundational knowledge and skills so they can help your clients achieve their farming goals
  • Creating unique events to position your company as a trusted source of products, information and help
  • Providing a catalyst for change for clients looking to shift their production approach
  • Delivering powerful keynote speaking at conferences or annual general meetings on hot topics your stakeholders are hungry for information on.

 

What agricultural suppliers and others say about us

 

“I invited Nicole’s to conduct a workshop on soil health for our clients (American ranchers). My expectations were high and she exceeded them. Her knowledge, personality, humor, and enthusiasm were compelling. She kept the audience thoroughly engaged in the classroom and in the field. I appreciated her flexibility in making some last minute adjustments in her program to deal with some unexpected nasty weather. Nicole’s presentation was powerful and changed the way our clients look at soil and the role of soil in producing a healthy product at a healthy profit.”
– David Pratt, Ranching For Profit, USA

“Nicole Masters co-presented with Dr Christine Jones at our 2011 national conference. She was so easy to work with and so well received by our 160 farmer attendees that she was invited back in 2012 to be our keynote speaker. She has a great presentation style with original data compelling farmers to understand the whys and hows to care for soils for long term productivity gains. I highly recommend her for your event plus she is terrific in the field for practical demonstrations.”
– Rachelle Armstrong, Director, NutriSoil
, Australia

“Nicole Masters provided a full day interactive training session for myself and my staff at Soil Matters, a soil Consultancy and fertiliser company that follows the biological principals of Agriculture.Nicole’s knowledge, enthusiasm and ability to impart her knowledge in an exciting, meaningful way, inspires us all to ask more questions of her and ourselves, which leads to better understanding of Biological systems and how we can integrate them into our farming systems. We will continue to use Nicole’s workshops as more and more is known of the biological systems and to have a biological educator that keeps information current is a real asset to our Company.”

– Rob Flynn, Soil Matters, New Zealand

Facilitation services

It can be very helpful to have an outside facilitator assist your group by leading important meetings, seminars and conference events.

The neutrality of an outside facilitator can help all participants feel safe and willing to participate fully.

The skill of a facilitator can keep the agenda moving forward so progress is made in a way the whole group feels good about.

Integrity Soils is available:

  • For events, conferences, workshops and field days
  • To help make your rural event a success!

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Farmers and Ranchers

Farm and ranch management comes with a lot of questions:

  • new zealand farmers and rancher servicesAm I getting the maximum yield from my land?
  • How can I reduce my costs while increasing production?
  • Is my soil healthy?
  • How can I reduce pests, weeds and disease?

The best people to answer these questions are expert farming consultants.

We are Integrity Soils and we specialise in biological farming systems and their management. For over 15 years, we have worked directly with farmers and ranchers in New Zealand, Australia and North America to reduce costs, improve the efficiency of fertiliser applications while improving the overall health of their production system.

We will come out to your farm and help to identify your farm’s limiting factors and how to optimise production. These one-on-one on-farm consultations include:

  • A pre-visit phone orientation and soil test interpretation
  • A half or full day on-site visit
  • A 10 page (half day) or 16 page (full day) report
  • A follow up phone conversation to go over the report.

To get immediate help for your farm or ranch, please phone us at +64 274 523 900 or contact us via email here.

International consulting

Identify your ranch or farms limiting factors and optimise production through a better understanding of your soils. Integrity Soils is available for one-on-one consults, which include:

  • A pre-visit phone orientation and soil test interpretation
  • A half or full day visit
  • A 10 page (half day) or 16 page (full day) report
  • A follow up phone conversation to go over the report.

International workshops

At Integrity Soils we specialise in biological farming systems and their management in New Zealand, Australia and North America.

For over 15 years, we have been helping, teaching and inspiring farmers, ranchers and the organisations that support and supply them.

Our workshops are practical, educational, interactive, and guaranteed to deepen your understanding of regenerative farming practices.

We have a variety of workshop topics available, for small and large groups.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, or would like to create a workshop for your needs please get in touch.

Interactive workshop topic examples

  • “Teaming with Microbes” – Microbiology classes
  • “A protozoa eye view” – Basic microscope classes
  • Visual soil assessments
  • Soil instruments and tools for diagnosis
  • Soil test interpretation
  • Soil programming principles
  • Closing the loop: reducing off-farm inputs while maximising on-farm returns
  • Mechanical composting workshops
  • Practical vermicomposting classes
  • Soil restoration.

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Workshops offered for interest groups and other agricultural organisations
An Introduction To Soil Management For Farmers Reducing Costs By Increasing Sustainability Recipes For Sustainable Farming
How Soil Affects Your Farm’s Yield Reducing the Impact of Extreme Climate What’s Your Agricultural Adaptability?
Why Weed Spraying Doesn’t work And What you can Do About It Microbiology For Farmers & Ranchers Preventative Medicine For Your Farm – Getting To The “Root” Of The Problem
Is Your Farm Addicted To Inputs? How To Break The Cycle Improving Water Quality for Landcare Groups Getting Your Message Across Effectively To Your Agricultural Clients
How To Cut Your Farm’s Chemical Bill In Half Overnight Water Quality For Farmers & Ranchers Turn Ranch & Farm Waste Into A Resource
CSI For Farmers – Investigating The Scene Of The Grime Recipes For Better Ranch/Farm Pasture

 

Integrity Soils has presented for:
We have spoken for a wide range of interest groups and agricultural organisations concerned with landcare or producer profitability. See the list below that includes some of the organisations who use us as an inspirational speaker, presenter and workshop faciliator.
Beef and Lamb NZ Ranch Management Consultants (USA) Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (AUS)
Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority (AUS) Kaipara Harbour Integrated Management Group Auckland Council (NZ)
The Mulloon Institute (AUS) Tauranga City Council (NZ) NutriSoil LS, Albury (AUS)
Toi Toi Manawa Western Bay of Plenty Council Environment BOP
Soil and Health Association (NZ) BOP Polytechnic Taruna College
Eastern Institute of Technology Lincoln University Association of Biological Farmers (NZ)
Organic Dairy Producers Group Organic Pipfruit Growers Association NZ And more….

Soil hotline

If you have any burning question or you’re just looking for some additional support or a soundboard for your management program you can ask an independent advisor today. Make an appointment via email or text Nicole 0274 523 900 calls cost $2.99 per minute

Staff training

Full or half day sessions designed to empower and educate your team around the concepts behind biological farming to help ensure your programme is a success.

For agricultural companies ensuring your staff have good foundational knowledge and skills so they can help support their clients learning and achieve their farming goals.  For more information click here

Teacher resources

Awesome teaching tools to help make complex scientific information fun and accessible for all.  Resources include microbe puzzles, infographics, puzzles, images and more.  Get in touch to discuss your needs.