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AgInnovation to showcase latest sheep and beef sector thinking

The popular AgInnovation conference is back for 2019 on Wednesday 15 May in Palmerston North, with an exciting line up of speakers set to bring to life the latest in innovative thinking, technology, and management practices for sheep and beef farmers.
Monday, 15 April 2019

Kicking off with Hadleigh Smith from New Zealand Merino, whose lightweight wool surfboard innovation generated world-wide interest in new uses for wool composite fibres, Mr Smith will also look at other potential and unexpected uses for New Zealand wool.

Following the keynote presentation, AgInnovation’s popular “Pick ‘n’ Mix” system takes over, where attendees can pick from a selection of interesting speakers.

“AgInnovation has become an important event for the sheep and beef sector, helping both farmers get insights and information on topical issues, but also highlighting innovation that’s taking place around sheep and beef farming,” says Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s Western North Island Extension Manager Jason Griffin.

Following the Pick ‘n’ Mix sessions, AgInnovation will then look at one of the biggest challenges facing sheep and beef farmers – staffing. With factors such as isolation, long hours, lower pay, and a lack of internet connectivity making attracting and retaining talented staff a challenge, local farmer, columnist, and radio host Steve Wyn-Harris will chair a panel discussion drawing on insights from other primary industries and a range of farming perspectives to explore how the sector can address the issue.

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