Kia ora koutou
It’s good to be back.
That was definitely the vibe on Wednesday for the opening day of Fieldays 2021 where a beautiful blue Waikato sky provided a welcoming backdrop for the thousands of Fieldays visitors who were back on site at Mystery Creek after a COVID-19 absence last year.
The site was buzzing, and there was a real sense of excitement in the air. Helicopters and drones swept overhead, mighty pieces of machinery stood proud, while farmers, families and other Fieldays fanatics came together to celebrate all that is great about our food and fibre sector.
We were reminded of that by the Hon. Stuart Nash, the Minister for Economic and Regional Development and Minister of Forestry, at the launch of our second annual NZ Agritech Insights Report on Wednesday evening. He acknowledged the innovation that’s ripe in the sector right now, and how agritech can provide solutions to help overcome challenges, including labour shortages.
All thanks must go to our sponsors of the Report, some of whom came on board for the first time this year – NZTE (who also graciously hosted us in the NZ International Pavilion), MBIE, Callaghan Innovation, Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA), Hamilton City Council and James & Wells.
You can download your free copy of the NZ Agritech Insights Report here.
And TIN companies will notice a new and enhanced annual survey in their inboxes from early next week. We’re running it through a new survey platform that will provide a more efficient, effective and user-friendly experience for you all, and the delivery of more insightful and compelling data for the annual TIN Report. What’s not to love about that?
Greg & the TIN Team
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