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What to look for in a Rural Accountant

What to look for in a Rural Accountant Rural accountants possess specialised agri-industry knowledge, crucial for navigating the complexities of legislation and compliance. Your choice of accountant can profoundly impact your farming business: your tax management, your banking relationships, your growth, and your job satisfaction. A good rural accountant can really add value to your […]

Exploring Farm Diversification: The Matahuru Valley Walk

Exploring Farm Diversification: The Matahuru Valley Walk What drove your decision to explore new opportunities beyond traditional farming?At a catchment group before Covid we really got to know a few of our lovely neighbours Sian and Mary. Between us we decided we needed to diversify, to explore different income streams, to better utilise what other […]

Are you a Farm Focus and FarmIQ customer?

We need your help! Are you a Farm Focus and FarmIQ customer? We are thrilled to announce a new strategic alliance with FarmIQ, where we will be bringing together the power of two industry-leading platforms to drive efficiency and enhance your success.   Our mission is simple; to optimise your operations, streamline your financial management, and provide […]

On-farm costs driving demand for additional lending

The mounting financial pressures faced by farmers in today’s economic landscape has been highlighted by a surge in customer calls requiring assistance with their third tier finance options. Third tier lenders tend to be finance companies that offer short term, high interest loans. Farmers are under immense pressure evidenced by B+LNZ’s report showing that on-farm […]

Welcome to our new board director, Meiken Bassant

We’re excited to announce the appointment of Wairarapa local, Meiken Bassant, as independent director of the Farm Focus Board of Directors. Meiken is currently Chief Operating Officer of Optimal Workshop and brings significant experience in the technology and SaaS (software as a service) sector to her role. Meiken joins current directors John Sexton (Chair), Brian […]

Jump on to jump ahead

Find out how farmers can up their odds for business success by collaborating with their professionals in their farm software. Hear presentations from accountant and farmer, Gaye Cowie, from Shand Thomson, and rural account manager, Mike Turner, from ASB. They discuss how software, like Farm Focus, benefits farmers and their professional partners. They look at […]

Agri-Women’s Development Trust: Our Resilient Farming Business

The next drought is coming, prices will swing, costs are rising, and regulations are tightening. Change and uncertainty and the resulting risks and opportunities are not new. But the pace and scale of change facing kiwi farmers is. Navigating your farming business through accelerating change starts at the kitchen table with calm and open minds, […]

Entrepreneur Brian Eccles handing over CEO role at Farm Focus Limited

Entrepreneur Brian Eccles handing over CEO role at Farm Focus Limited Respected Wairarapa businessman and former farmer, Brian Eccles, is moving out of the role of CEO of Farm Focus, the farm management software company he owns and has directed for many years. Moving into the position is Nicola Black, also originally from a rural […]

Celebrating 40 years

Celebrating 40 years On 21 October 2021, Farm Focus celebrated its 40th anniversary. Since the company was founded in 1981, we’ve had a few name changes as our software products evolved – from Computer Concepts & Systems Limited (1981 to 2005), through to Concepts Rural Solutions Limited (2005 – 2008), then CRS Software Limited 2008 […]