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). 

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

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

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

 

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