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Fieldays 365 issue three


Young agri-professionals selected for Society's inaugural Future LeadersProgramme

In its 47th year, the NZ National Fieldays Society is looking ahead to its next half century and 
has launched the Future Leaders Programme in an effort to ensure strong, best practice governance 
in the organisation going forward...
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Teen inventor closes Fieldays journey with global success

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

When 13-year-old Ayla Hutchinson developed a tool to cut kindling safely and easily, she had no idea she would become a Fieldays Innovation success story and launch herself onto the global stage.
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Young talent at it's Pinnacle

 

Over the past 24 months, the NZ National Fieldays Society has successfully nominated two outstanding young individuals to take part in Hyundai NZ’s Pinnacle Programme – Timothy Richards, competitive showjumper, and Ayla Hutchinson, inventor of Kindling Cracker.
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Agribusiness provides bright future

The 2015 Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship winner, Danielle Lelievre, is a perfect example of the University of Waikato preparing students for a future in the agribusiness industry and of providing genuine answers to industry.
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Fieldays 365 issue two


Fieldays International explained

Fieldays International operates all year round supporting New Zealand agri-tech companies looking for access to the international market and ongoing promotion. Born from an amalgamation of NZ Agritech Inc., Fieldays International Marketing and NZ Agribusiness Centre, Fieldays International is a marketing initiative to expose New Zealand agricultural technology, products and services to the international marketplace...
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International Business at Fieldays

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fieldays generates significant international interest each year, with many international delegations visiting to conduct business, gain an understanding of the New Zealand agribusiness landscape and grow key organisational and governmental relationships between countries. A highlight of last year's Fieldays was the Business & International Centre (BIC)...
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Connecting Kiwi agribusiness with the world

 

 

With the world's eyes on New Zealand's agribusinesses for Fieldays 2015, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is connecting New Zealand businesses with the world by sharing opportunities, knowledge, experience and networks to foster the growth of Kiwi agri-companies into international markets...
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Innovations from abroad

New Zealand is known globally as a hardworking, agricultural nation that encourages innovative and collaborative behaviour within the global market. With agriculture at the centre of our economy and Kiwi farmers known around the world for their practical approach and keen use of new technologies to increase productivity, NZ National Agricultural Fieldays is the platform in which the international community can showcase its innovations in a switched-on and targeted environment...
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International agribusiness outlook for Fieldays

An international outlook is increasingly important for agribusiness professionals and the University of Waikato is providing the ideal education in this area for both domestic and international students. Globally there is a severe shortage of agribusiness professionals and New Zealand is ideally placed to provide the people to fill these gaps...
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Fieldays 365 issue one

Welcome to our first edition of Fieldays 365

 

 
As an organisation that’s grown and established itself as a major event globally, built around an initial idea 46 years ago and fuelled by the New Zealand agricultural and primary sectors’ support, Fieldays® is more than just four days in June. Fieldays 365 is a new project we’ve embarked on to explore and create new opportunities for our organisation and our customers year round.
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National Fieldays® support for Centre of Excellence

 
Hamilton’s St Paul’s Collegiate School recently opened its Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Science and Business – a focused initiative to boost the number and quality of agribusiness graduates entering New Zealand’s workforce every year.  
 
At a time when leading primary sector experts are describing the lack of skilled workers in the industry as one of the biggest challenges New Zealand faces in its future in agribusiness, St Paul’s Centre of Excellence is being applauded as a crucial step to ‘attract and retain’ the next generation of ag-science and business leaders. 
 
 



 

Waikato Milking Systems: Why Fieldays® is 

important to us

The chief executive of one of New Zealand’s biggest dairy technology design and manufacturing companies, Waikato Milking Systems, tells us how the company uses New Zealand National Fieldays as a platform for its annual marketing and production strategy – offshore and in New Zealand. 
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Is it time to start trading in India?

It’s time for New Zealand to stop riding on the coat-tails of tourism and waiting for the world to come to us, says ANZ India relations manager Sunil Kaushal.

And he suggests that with one of the world’s best access to market, India is as good a place as any for those in the ag sector to tap into.
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Fieldays® experiences India

Fieldays General Manager – Commercial Nick Dromgool attended AgroTech in November last year to experience the Indian agricultural industry first-hand and to promote stronger ties between New Zealand and one of the biggest emerging markets in the world…
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QualityNZ breaks into the Indian market

QualityNZ chief executive and director Geoff Allott, who, along with his business partner, Geoff Thin, saw an opportunity to break into the Indian market three years ago.

After carrying out their due diligence and extensive risk mitigation processes, they determined that committing to the market long term was key.
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Innovation: The Andweeder launches to success

It’s been a busy time for Hawke’s Bay agricultural contractor and inventor Andy Lysaght and team, since their invention, the Andweeder, won the Launch New Zealand Innovation Award at National Fieldays® this year.
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Fieldays® Economic Impact: Numbers from the University of Waikato

The independently prepared Fieldays 2014 Economic Impact Report, by Dr Warren Hughes of University of Waikato, analyses Fieldays economic impact to the Waikato's and New Zealand's economy. Here are a number of highlights from this report.  
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University supports Fieldays® 2015 theme

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The 2015 Fieldays theme “Growing our Capability in Agribusiness” is welcomed by the University of Waikato (UoW), one of Fieldays’ two Strategic Partners, as it will allow the range of careers in the primary sector to be showcased.
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Development: Improving Mystery Creek's capability

 

Since early 2012, NZ National Fieldays Society® has been working on developing a 15-20 year blueprint to develop our home site at Mystery Creek. The master plan’s key objectives are to create a coordinated approach to developing our facilities and at the same time ensure our infrastructure is flexible and able to keep pace with our growth and expansion – while also adhering to all regulatory and environmental standards. 

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