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Canterbury's leading agritech companies showcase solutions

24 April 2017

Canterbury's leading agritech companies showcase their solutions to increase productivity and profitability in agriculture

Canterbury's leading agritech companies, who contribute to the country's $3 billion agtech sector, will be showcasing their solutions to increase productivity and profitability in agriculture, at a TechWeek event on 10 May 2017.

Robotics, software, pasture mapping and management are some of the solutions being integrated into on-farm practices across New Zealand, and will be exhibited at Lincoln Hub's 'Showcasing Agtech' event in Lincoln.

For the first time in Tech Week’s history, events are being held outside Auckland, including the showcase, which has been developed to raise the profile of Canterbury Agtech companies, as well as create a conversation around sustainability and growth in the agriculture industry.

Aimed at farmers, food producers, scientists, students and companies in the fields of robotics, water management and farm management systems, the event is an opportunity to encourage collaboration between a number of industries and to help solve global agricultural problems and see solutions which are operating within a digitally connected working farm environment.

Businesses exhibiting and speaking about their agricultural solutions include: AgriOptics, IrrigationNZ, Precision Farming and Lincoln Agritech. Also exhibiting is Waikato-based CRV Ambreed who last month announced their genetic discovery of bulls who produce daughters that excrete less nitrogen in their urine. Their goal is to make the dairy industry more sustainable by 20 per cent within 20 years.

CEO of Lincoln Hub, Toni Laming says, “It is an exciting opportunity for Lincoln Hub to host some of the region’s best agritech companies. New Zealand has a successful history of creating innovative solutions for the agricultural sector. We are now seeing the convergence of technology and agriculture to create quicker, more efficient and different ways to do things through new methods, big data, robotics, software and so much more to continue to enhance New Zealand’s competitiveness.”

Key note speakers Melissa Clarke-Reynolds - Future Foresight Practitioner, Steve Saunders – Robotics Plus, Craige MacKenzie – Precision Agriculture, Simon Hunter - KPMG will run a panel session addressing key agtech challenges.

When: Wednesday 10th May, 9am - 3pm
Where: AgResearch Warehouse, Gerald Street, Lincoln
Ticket price: Free

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