Massey University is living the ‘future of farming’ theme at National Fieldays this year with robots, future foods artificially intelligent farm assistants, and a focus on health and wellbeing.
Nurse practitioners could go a long way to help reverse the declining availability of rural health services in New Zealand, says Dr Sue Adams, a senior lecturer at Massey University’s School of Nursing.
A Massey University professor of animal welfare has been advising China’s animal production officials on raising their industry’s welfare standards.
The sheep milk industry has made huge strides in the last four years, says Massey University associate professor Craig Prichard.
Independent dairy processor Synlait is to set up an R&D centre at Massey University, Palmerston North.
Recent bizarre weather – floods quickly followed by drought – has prompted a Massey University scientist to suggest that farmers may need to look at changing their farm systems.
Dairy farmers and workers must take extra precautions because a newly discovered strain of leptospirosis is not covered by a vaccine.
We must stop thinking about agriculture in the traditional sense, says Massey University vice-chancellor Jan Thomas.
The growing need for farmers to have farm environment plans has prompted Massey University to develop a new course to help train rural professionals to do these.