The sharing of ideas and practices is the mission a group of farmers looking to improve the health of the land while also improving the viability of their businesses.
Run by the Far South Coast Landcare Association, the Smarter Farming Group includes oyster and sheep farmers and market gardeners from across the region.
We're trying to improve the health of the land, and enhancing productive capacity and viability.Farming Smarter Together's David Newell
Coordinators David Newell and David Hilhorst said the project, now in its second year, was created to help support farmers wanting to work towards better land management techniques.
Mr Newell said "sharing information and peer learning" is an important element of the project through regular visits to member's farms for "warts and all" sharing of ideas.
"We're trying to improve the health of the land, and enhancing productive capacity and viability," he said.
"We also have the possible aim of working towards how goods can be marketed, with the view of promoting local agricultural produce."
There is also the possibility the project will run workshops for the wider farming community, he said.