Techweek17’s Farming2020 event brought together a number of leading AgTech thought leaders from across the country. Over three days, 28 presentations were delivered and videoed in the Hooper Innovation Centre at the LIC Innovation Farm, located just outside Hamilton.

These can now be viewed on the Farming2020 website at

One of the most significant sessions occurred on Day 2 with a hugely insightful Panel discussion featuring four of the country’s leading figures in the AgTech sector. Moderated by the Vice Chair of NZTech, Rachel Kelly, the panel included;

Richard Spelman; Chief Scientist, LIC
Mark Harris; Global Marketing Manager – Animal Management, Gallagher
Andrew Cooke; Founder & CEO, Rezare Systems
Rob Ford; General Manager – Innovation and Technology, Landcorp

The Panel title? ‘The Future of AgTech in New Zealand’.

If you are interested in understanding how key players in the New Zealand AgTech sector are thinking about the future, this video presentation is a must see. It identifies some of the key opportunities and challenges that New Zealand faces as it strives to build its story to become a leading global AgTech hub.

Wharf42 would like to thank all the presenters for their fantastic contribution to Farming2020.