Overseer Limited does not provide training on using OverseerFM, but it does provide a detailed user guide and user videos, which can be found in our user portal.
We also work with key industry organisations to engage with our customers on significant changes in the software or our business.

Upcoming Events - OverseerFM Demonstration Workshops

The team from Overseer are looking forward to meeting farmers and rural professionals at National Fieldays from 12 to 15 June. You can find us using the official Fieldays app, we'll be in the Mystery Creek Pavillion. We will be demonstrating OverseerFM plus you'll be able to ask our experts your questions.

In June 2018, Overseer Limited released the game changing new OverseerFM software, which saves time by making it easier to enter and share data. Time savings from using OverseerFM have been calculated at 25 - 50%, depending on the complexity of the farm system. We introduced a farm account subscription charge for this software in February 2019. 

To support the transition to OverseerFM, and the new subscription funding, Federated Farmers and Overseer Limited have recently run workshops around the country, attended by over 300 farmers and rural professionals. There are several more to go in this series of free workshops (no need to register).
 
 Workshop  Date  Venue  Time
 Greymouth  TBC  TBC 10 am - 1 pm
 Wairarapa  TBC  TBC 10 am - 1 pm

Finding professional advice 

Providing meaningful Overseer analyses requires a sound knowledge of farm systems, nutrient management options and an understanding of how the science model works. We recommend seeking advice from a trained professional when creating a farm analysis that will influence your farming decisions.

Finding an accredited adviser

The industry has developed the Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme  in response to the growing need for sound advice on nutrient management. This programme certifies individual advisers using a transparent set of industry standards. Their website has a list of individual advisers and their contact details. 
Farm analyses required for industry reporting or compliance purposes may require this certification or a similar level of training or experience.

How can I learn more? 

A good first step is to read the Technical Description of Overseer that provides a general summary of the science model for people new to Overseer.
OverseerFM has a comprehensive user guide which can be downloaded from within the software.

Courses that provide training in Nutrient Management

Comprehensive training in sustainable nutrient management is available through the Sustainable Nutrient Management courses provided by the Fertiliser and Lime Research Centre at Massey University. The two courses – intermediate and advanced – are the foundation of the Nutrient Management Adviser Certification Programme.
Massey University, Lincoln University and Waikato University include Overseer as a part of their undergraduate agricultural degree courses.