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Our wider community perception is critical to the on-going support of Owl Farm.  

Our community includes the students, staff and families of St Peter’s School, Waipa district, Waikato education providers and farmers throughout Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

With over 2000 visitors to the farm every year and 5 km of public cycleway bordering the farm, we have the valuable opportunity to provide accurate and factual information about dairy farming to a diverse population.

Primary KPIs

Community perception on how Owl Farm:

  • provides social and economic wealth,
  • takes care of stock and the environment,
  • provides educational opportunities.

Community Stories


Public perception of dairy farming has a big impact on our ability to attract a diverse range of quality people into a career in farming.

Farmers and Rural Professionals

Owl Farm hosts Focus Day events throughout the season for farmers and rural professionals, along with group visits on request and an open invitation to the Tuesday weekly farm walk.

Student Education

Along with St Peter's school classes, Owl Farm hosts secondary schools and tertiary education providers, as well as organised primary school visits.

Te Awa Cycleway

Cycleway users from Cambridge to the Velodrome get to experience the varied landscape as they travel alongside and through Owl Farm.

Public Open Day

The best day of the year! We open Owl Farm to the general public, allowing them to visit the farm and understand much more about the realities of dairy farming.