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The Future of Farming - Beyond the Fields We Know

The Future of Farming - Beyond the Fields We Know


The Future of Farming - Beyond the Fields We Know

www.morst.govt.nz/current-work/biotechnology/future-farming

Imagine a future where farmers survey their properties not so much from the top of a hill as from above a plasma screen, where GPS and other technologies allow cows to be tracked and checked for illness at a touch.

Science fiction – or soon-to-be fact? That’s just one of the host of issues touched on by the Future Farming Roadshow, an intriguing vision of the future of New Zealand agriculture that will be launched at the East Foyer of the Beehive at 6.10pm on November 7 by Young Farmer of the Year John McCaw and acting Minister of Research, Science and Technology Pete Hodgson.

The Future Farming Roadshow is a high-tech interactive exhibition that will be touring the country from November. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology.

Packed with large plasma screens showcasing top-quality computer graphics, the Future Farming Roadshow gives people a look of at how advances in biotechnology and other factors may have affected agriculture by the year 2017.

From the benefits of bird poo to the boom in goat products to the value-added products on the shelves of a “digital supermarket”, the Roadshow highlights on issues and technologies that could be the hot topics around the bar of rural pubs ten years from now.

Coming soon to A&P shows and other events and venues across the country, the Future Farming Roadshow will get people thinking about the exciting future awaiting New Zealand agriculture.

At the launch on November 7, the Roadshow will be parked on the Forecourt of Parliament and will be available for people to view and photograph following the launch, until 8.30pm.

Questions and answers about the Roadshow, a list of venues it will be visiting, and a design of the interior of the exhibition, are available at:

www.morst.govt.nz/current-work/biotechnology/future-farming

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Please note that the itinerary, which is also attached below, is not finalised and that more places will be added to the tour.


The Future Farming Roadshow Tour Schedule

Period 1: November 2006 to April 2007

Tue 7 Nov 2006 Wellington Parliament
Wed 8 Nov 2006 Wellington
Thu 9 Nov 2006
Fri 10 Nov 2006 Blenheim A&P Show
Sat 11 Nov 2006 Blenheim A&P
Sun 12 Nov 2006
Mon 13 Nov 2006
Tue 14 Nov 2006
Wed 15 Nov 2006 Christchurch A&P
Thu 16 Nov 2006 Christchurch A&P
Fri 17 Nov 2006 Christchurch A&P
Sat 18 Nov 2006
Sun 19 Nov 2006
Mon 20 Nov 2006 Canterbury
Tue 21 Nov 2006 Canterbury
Wed 22 Nov 2006 Canterbury
Thu 23 Nov 2006
Fri 24 Nov 2006
Sat 25 Nov 2006 Nelson A&P
Sun 26 Nov 2006 Nelson A&P
Mon 27 Nov 2006 Motueka/Nelson
Tue 28 Nov 2006
Wed 29 Nov 2006 South Canterbury
Thu 30 Nov 2006 South Canterbury
Fri 1 Dec 2006
Sat 2 Dec 2006 Wyndham A&P
Sun 3 Dec 2006
Mon 4 Dec 2006 Central Otago
Tue 5 Dec 2006 Central Otago
Wed 6 Dec 2006 Central Otago
Thu 7 Dec 2006
Fri 8 Dec 2006 Invercargill A&P
Sat 9 Dec 2006 Invercargill A&P
Sun 10 Dec 2006
Mon 11 Dec 2006
Tue 12 Dec 2006 Wellington
Wed 13 Dec 2006 Wellington
Thu 14 Dec 2006 to Non Touring
Thu 18 Jan 2007 Non Touring
Fri 19 Jan 2007
Sat 20 Jan 2007 Levin A&P
Sun 21 Jan 2007 Levin A&P
Mon 22 Jan 2007
Tue 23 Jan 2007 to Non Touring
Thu 1 Feb 2007 Non Touring
Fri 2 Feb 2007
Sat 3 Feb 2007
Sun 4 Feb 2007 Katikati A&P
Mon 5 Feb 2007 Bay of Plenty
Tue 6 Feb 2007
Wed 7 Feb 2007 Bay of Plenty
Thu 8 Feb 2007 Bay of Plenty
Fri 9 Feb 2007
Sat 10 Feb 2007 Te Puke A&P
Sun 11 Feb 2007
Mon 12 Feb 2007 Waikato
Tue 13 Feb 2007 Waikato
Wed 14 Feb 2007 Waikato Livestock Improvement/Innovation Waikato
Thu 15 Feb 2007
Fri 16 Feb 2007 Pukekohe A&P
Sat 17 Feb 2007 Pukekohe A&P
Sun 18 Feb 2007 Pukekohe A&P
Mon 19 Feb 2007
Tue 20 Feb 2007 Auckland/Waikato
Wed 21 Feb 2007 Auckland/Waikato
Thu 22 Feb 2007 Auckland/Waikato
Fri 23 Feb 2007
Sat 24 Feb 2007 Helensville A&P
Sun 25 Feb 2007
Mon 26 Feb 2007 Whangarei
Tue 27 Feb 2007 Whangarei
Wed 28 Feb 2007
Thu 1 Mar 2007 Dargaville Field Days
Fri 2 Mar 2007 Dargaville Field Days
Sat 3 Mar 2007 Dargaville Field Days
Sun 4 Mar 2007
Mon 5 Mar 2007
Tue 6 Mar 2007 Northland
Wed 7 Mar 2007 Northland
Thu 8 Mar 2007 Northland
Fri 9 Mar 2007
Sat 10 Mar 2007 Kumeu A&P
Sun 11 Mar 2007 Kumeu A&P
Mon 12 Mar 2007
Tue 13 Mar 2007
Wed 14 Mar 2007
Thu 15 Mar 2007 Fielding Field Days
Fri 16 Mar 2007 Fielding Field Days
Sat 17 Mar 2007 Fielding Field Days
Sun 18 Mar 2007
Mon 19 Mar 2007 Massey University
Tue 20 Mar 2007 Massey University
Wed 21 Mar 2007 Massey University
Thu 22 Mar 2007
Fri 23 Mar 2007
Sat 24 Mar 2007 Rotorua Scion Research
Sun 25 Mar 2007
Mon 26 Mar 2007
Tue 27 Mar 2007
Wed 28 Mar 2007 Lincoln Field Days
Thu 29 Mar 2007 Lincoln Field Days
Fri 30 Mar 2007 Lincoln Field Days
Sat 31 Mar 2007
Sun 1 Apr 2007
Mon 2 Apr 2007 Lincoln University
Tue 3 Apr 2007 Lincoln University
Wed 4 Apr 2007 Lincoln University
Thu 5 Apr 2007


Period 2: October 2007 to November 2007


Thu 4 Oct 2007
Fri 5 Oct 2007
Sat 6 Oct 2007 Matamata A&P
Sun 7 Oct 2007 Matamata A&P
Mon 8 Oct 2007
Tue 9 Oct 2007 Rotorua
Wed 10 Oct 2007 Rotorua
Thu 11 Oct 2007
Fri 12 Oct 2007 Gisborne A&P
Sat 13 Oct 2007 Gisborne A&P
Sun 14 Oct 2007
Mon 15 Oct 2007 Gisborne
Tue 16 Oct 2007
Wed 17 Oct 2007 Hastings A&P
Thu 18 Oct 2007 Hastings A&P
Fri 19 Oct 2007 Hastings A&P
Sat 20 Oct 2007
Sun 21 Oct 2007
Mon 22 Oct 2007
Tue 23 Oct 2007 Hawkes Bay
Wed 24 Oct 2007 Hawkes Bay
Thu 25 Oct 2007 Hawkes Bay
Fri 26 Oct 2007
Sat 27 Oct 2007 Carterton A&P
Sun 28 Oct 2007 Carterton A&P
Mon 29 Oct 2007
Tue 30 Oct 2007
Wed 31 Oct 2007 Wairarapa
Thu 1 Nov 2007
Fri 2 Nov 2007 Palmerston North A&P
Sat 3 Nov 2007 Palmerston North A&P
Sun 4 Nov 2007 Palmerston North A&P
Mon 5 Nov 2007
Tue 6 Nov 2007
Wed 7 Nov 2007
Thu 8 Nov 2007 Wanganui A&P
Fri 9 Nov 2007 Wanganui A&P
Sat 10 Nov 2007 Wanganui A&P
Sun 11 Nov 2007
Mon 12 Nov 2007 Waverly A&P
Tue 13 Nov 2007 Taranaki
Wed 14 Nov 2007 Taranaki
Thu 15 Nov 2007
Fri 16 Nov 2007 Hawera A&P
Sat 17 Nov 2007 Hawera A&P
Sun 18 Nov 2007
Mon 19 Nov 2007


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