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It’s time to put the threat of synthetic meat and dairy to NZ agriculture into perspective

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: AgTech|Tags: , , , , , |

Over the past few months, I have been watching with interest, some of the hysterical headlines forecasting the imminent demise of New Zealand’s agricultural sector. Beef patties and dairy herds are apparently going to be replaced by burgers made from plants and ‘milk’ made from a lab-induced combination of casein and whey. I totally get the [...]

Fieldays 2017: A Time to Celebrate New Zealand AgTech

By | June 11th, 2017|Categories: Fieldays|Tags: , , , |

This week, New Zealand hosts the southern hemisphere’s largest agricultural show. Jacqui and I will be joining the more than 130,000 others, expected to attend 2017 National Fieldays . It's four days of high-profile AgTech goodness. Fieldays really is a show for everyone. With its tractor pulling competitions, wood chopping, leisure marquees, Rural Bachelor of the Year [...]

VIDEO: Watch key thought leaders discuss the future of AgTech in New Zealand

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: AgTech|Tags: , , , , , |

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 http://farming2020.nz/video-gallery/ One of the most significant [...]

EXCLUSIVE: ALL 28 VIDEOS ONLINE: The 2017 Farming2020 Video Collection is published

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: AgTech|Tags: , , , , |

Wharf42 is delighted to publish all 28 videos that captured so much amazing New Zealand AgTech content at this month’s Farming2020 event. As I have said many times before, Farming2020 was not a three-day event. Timed to coincide with New Zealand’s Techweek17, it has been designed as a platform to help build and promote New Zealand’s [...]

VIDEO: Two US VC’s explain why Kiwi startups fail in Silicon Valley

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Silicon Valley|Tags: , , , |

At the Farming2020 event last Thursday, the morning session was dedicated to the theme; 'Taking New Zealand AgTech to the US'. It was introduced by US Consul General, Melanie Higgins and closed with a 40 minute live Skype call with Dennis Donohue, Head of the Western Growers Technology & Innovation Center, in Salinas, CA. More about [...]

The Farming2020 View: Techweek17 has not ended. It’s just begun.

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: AgTech|Tags: , , , , |

Techweek17 has officially ended. Over the past 10 days, 270+ tech-focused events have been held across New Zealand. Hat doffed to Jenn Clamp, Graeme Muller and the whole Techweek17 team for making this happen. It’s a totally awesome achievement. Farming2020 however, was never intended to be just another Techweek17 three-day event. It was designed as a [...]

Techweek 2017’s Farming2020 kicks off tomorrow: What you need to know

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: AgTech|

As you read this blog post, I will be on-site at the LIC innovation Farm with the Farming2020 Exhibition Marquee builders, the electrical sub-contractors, our friends from Spark who are adding yet more WiFi capacity to the Farm, the WINTEC team who are setting up the video and live stream systems for the Farming2020 Presentation [...]

MetService and BloomSky at Farming2020 – Media Release

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Agrigate|Tags: , , |

Wellington - 03 May 2017: Agrigate dairy portal partner, MetService, plans to install BloomSky weather data devices on the LIC Innovation Farm in the South Waikato ahead of Farming2020 which takes place there from Tuesday 9 May to Thursday 11 May 2017. The 2017 Farming2020 Event Farming2020 is designed to showcase some of New Zealand’s leading [...]

Farming2020 to facilitate US market entry for New Zealand AgTech

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Silicon Valley|Tags: , , , , , |

Last month, the New Zealand delegation participating in the 2017 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program visited Salinas, the major AgTech hub in Northern California. Whilst the delegation listened to presentations from some of the key players that make up this dynamic ecosystem, I slipped out of the room to catch up with Dennis Donohue, Head of [...]

BREAKING: More Headline Speakers Announced for Farming2020

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Farming2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Last Monday, we published the Farming2020 Presentation schedule. You can view it under the Programme tab above this blog post. From a New Zealand perspective, it's a schedule designed to map established major New Zealand agribusinesses with the country's start-up and emerging AgTech ecosystem. It meets the main mission statement that Farming2020 shared at inception. [...]