Matt Jones, of Christchurch company CertusBio, with the pitch tent winner’s certificate at the inaugural EvokeAg event in Melbourne in February. Image: SUPPLIED.

A Christchurch start-up has been recognised at a major Australian agricultural technology event for its technology aimed at minimising waste in the food processing industry.

 
Taranaki 2019 SFOTY Leah and Jacob Prankerd.

Taranaki Share Farmer of the Year winners Jacob and Leah Prankerd say entering the dairy industry awards gave them deeper understanding of their business and taught them to be proactive not reactive.

 
Don and Kirsten Watson.

Northland ‘Tiller Talk’ farmers Don and Kirsten Watson took a leap into farm ownership in 2017-18, moving to South Head (Kaipara Harbour Edge). 

 
Last month’s Agri-Leadership course had students buzzing about career opportunities in agriculture.

An agri-leadership course held recently had secondary students ‘buzzing’ about career opportunities in agriculture — even though many already came from farms.

AgResearch’s Winchmore Research Station is up for sale.

A slice of New Zealand’s agricultural history is for sale in the form of AgResearch’s Winchmore Research Station, northwest of Ashburton.

New technologies have potential to provide and export and tracking service for high-quality food producers.

Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies have the potential to help our primary industries capture high-value niches, according to a new report.

Owl Farm uses proven research and good practice and, importantly, encourages young people into the dairy industry.

 

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