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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Farming2020 Presentation Schedule & its emerging Corporate theme

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: AgTech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Farming2020 is delighted to publish its 3-day Presentation schedule. The Presentations will take place in the Hooper Innovation Centre on the LIC Innovation Farm, from Tuesday 9th – Thursday 11th May. To view the Presentation Schedule in detail, please go to The Programme tab above this blog post. The Programme features many of New Zealand’s most [...]

Join these 20+ Kiwi AgTech companies exhibiting at Farming2020

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: AgTech|Tags: , , |

If you are a Kiwi startup or early stage AgTech business, you still have time to register an Expression of Interest to exhibit at Farming2020. The signature AgTech event for Techweek 2017, Farming2020 is being hosted at the LIC Innovation Farm, outside Hamilton, from Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 May. The final closing date for Exhibitor [...]

Farming2020 to fire-up CultivateIT AgTech Forum in the Waikato

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

Farming2020 is sponsoring a major AgTech Panel discussion at the Waikato Innovation Park on Wednesday 29 March. That's just the start! Hosted by Waikato’s newly formed CultivateIT, the AgTech panel discussion will be chaired by Rachel Kelly, NZTech Deputy Chair. The panelists include Rob Heebink (Gallagher), Andrew Cooke (Rezare) and Dion Cawood (LIC). The event is [...]

Are you ready to engage with Fonterra? Introducing Activate 2.0

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: AgTech|Tags: , , , |

Wharf42 is delighted to be working with the team at Fonterra’s Farm Source, to assist with the launch of Fonterra’s Farm Source initiative, Activate 2.0 Fonterra is seeking to work with innovative partners with solutions that help farmers make the most of data by easily: Collecting data -> Analysing data -> Presenting data In a way [...]

Welcome to the Farming2020 Blog

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: AgTech|Tags: , , , |

Welcome to the Farming2020 blog. Wharf42 is proud to support the Farming2020 initiative. Over the past two years, our investment into WNT Ventures and our co-hosting of the 2016 Silicon Valley AgTech Immersion Program and Conference with New Zealand partner, Callaghan Innovation, has enabled us to build a deep understanding of the sector. It was this [...]