POSTPONED: B+LNZ Waikato AgInnovation Conference 2020

POSTPONED: Given the situation around COVID-19, all current B+LNZ events are postponed. Our main priority is keeping farmers, food producers and staff healthy and safe. We will continue to monitor the situation and review on 1 April.

The inaugural Waikato AgInnovation event will look at the challenges facing farming businesses and how we can transform our businesses in a changing environment.

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Tickets cost $65 and are now on sale.

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AgInnovation is coming to the Waikato in 2020.

The day will include ‘pick and mix’ sessions and workshops with a strong line up of presenters and topics including HR, business management, environment, genetics and innovation. 

This is the chance for you to pick 4 topics of most relevance to your farming business. 

We will finish off the day with canapes and a complimentary drink, followed by a cash bar giving you a chance to network with other farmers and rural professionals.

Pick n Mix sessions

Pick n Mix Sessions Main Hall Karapiro Room Matariki Room
Session 1 Liz Wotherspoon, Icehouse –
Choosing and planning your future.
Mark Aspin, PGgRc
Taking the hot air out of our livestock – options to reduce methane emissions.
Mel Poulton, NZ’s Special Agricultural Trade Envoy –
wired for innovative solutions.
Session 2 Tangaroa Walker, Farm 4 Life
Every Opportunity
Tracey Bayliss, Grandad’s Beef –
A commonsense approach to farming: The tale of Grandad’s Beef.
Prof Derrick Moot, Lincoln University –
Farm systems adapted to climate change.
Session 3 Corene Walker, Inzide Edge –
Navigating conversation with real people and real connections
Steve Dixon, Toitū Envirocare –
On-farm carbon: Achieving value from managing your carbon.
Dr Julie McDade, Greenlea Premier Meats –
Is meat obsolete? Designing the future of our industry.
Session 4 Lindy Nelson, Farmer & Founder of AWDT –
Simple steps for greater team performance.
Lee Matheson, PerrinAg – The top 5 habits of highly effective farmers. Annie O’Connell, B+LNZ Genetics –
Finding the rams fit for your purpose.

Panel Discussion – Main Hall

What does the future hold for our industry?  

The closing session for all participants will be a panel discussion facilitated by Lindy Nelson (AWDT). Panelists include Ian Proudfoot (KPMG), Daniel Eb (Dirt Road Comms), Mavis Mullins (Atihau Whanganui Inc), and Warren Parker (PAMU) looking at what the future may hold for our industry. 

Find out more

Contact Maria Shanks (B+LNZ):