Calling all NZ AgTech Entrepreneurs: Enter today!

Calling all NZ AgTech entrepreneurs! I have just received a call from James at the NZ Innovation Council, asking me to reach out to the New Zealand AgTech community to help promote the 2017 NZ Innovation Awards and the Innovation in Agribusiness and Environment category. I needed no encouragement. The NZ Innovation Awards were created to give smart, innovative NZ [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

Can increased collaboration improve the NZ AgTech sector’s global reach?

On Friday, I attended Chris Hartshorn’s inspirational presentation; ‘How Technology is changing Agribusiness from Farm to Fork’, at Fieldays. Chris absolutely nailed it. Chris is Chief Technology Officer at Callaghan Innovation. He covered a diverse range of topics affecting the AgTech sector including the convergence of information and matter, the changing consumer, integrated solutions, the digital age, and how to [...]

By |June 19th, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

Fieldays 2017: A Time to Celebrate New Zealand AgTech

This week, New Zealand hosts the southern hemisphere’s largest agricultural show. Jacqui and I will be joining the more than 130,000 others, expected to attend 2017 National Fieldays . It's four days of high-profile AgTech goodness. Fieldays is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural show Fieldays really is a show for everyone. With its tractor pulling competitions, wood chopping, [...]

By |June 11th, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: ALL 28 VIDEOS ONLINE: The 2017 Farming2020 Video Collection is published

Wharf42 is delighted to publish all 28 videos that captured so much amazing New Zealand AgTech content at this month’s Farming2020 event. As I have said many times before, Farming2020 was not a three-day event. Timed to coincide with New Zealand’s Techweek17, it has been designed as a platform to help build and promote New Zealand’s emerging AgTech sector. The [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

Fonterra and LIC launch Agrigate

On Friday, I attended the launch of the Agrigate Data Platform. It is an exciting new joint venture between Fonterra and the Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC). It was great to see New Zealand’s two largest dairy co-operatives working together to bring the Agrigate platform to farmers. The platform’s dashboard aggregates data from multiple sources allowing individual farmers to not only [...]

By |February 20th, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

Fonterra Farm Source Activate 2.0 – The Latest Status Update

Applications to enter the Fonterra Farm Source Activate 2.0 event have been arriving ever since the initiative was first announced last Wednesday. Wharf42 would like to thank its friends at New Zealand’s AgTech Accelerator, Sprout, Callaghan Innovation & NZVIF for helping spread the word. Awesome work guys. Plus of course the amazing team at Fonterra Farm Source who are putting [...]

By |February 14th, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

Are you ready to engage with Fonterra? Introducing Activate 2.0.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Fonterra Farm Source Activate 2.0 Terms and Conditions Wharf42 is delighted to be working with the team at Fonterra’s Farm Source, to assist with the launch of Fonterra’s Farm Source initiative, Activate 2.0 Fonterra Farm Source: Sponsoring Activate 2.0 Fonterra is seeking to work with innovative partners with solutions that help farmers make the most of [...]

By |February 8th, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

Wharf42 appointed InnoHub AgTech Venture Partner

On Friday, Wharf42 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with Xiaohui Xu, Director of New Zealand-based InnoHub Holdings Limited. The signing was witnessed by Hongbo Xu, founder and CEO of Guangzhou-based innovation incubator, InnoHub. At the signing of the MOU in Auckland This is significant news for the New Zealand AgTech sector and a major primer for the [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|AgTech|0 Comments

Talking about the future of NZ Dairy in Silicon Valley

I’m delighted to be joining James Wilde, North American NZTE Ag-business guru, on stage at the 2017 Silicon Valley Forum AgTech Conference next April. The Conference takes place at the Plug and Play Tech Center on Thursday 6th April. We are talking about ‘The Modern Farm: NZ Dairy and Animal Management in the 21st Century’. It provides James and myself [...]

By |November 29th, 2016|AgTech|1 Comment

Why New Zealand can become a Global AgTech Hub

Over the past few weeks, Wharf42 has been actively engaged in developing three potential global AgTech initiatives. One in the US. One in China. And one in New Zealand. They all have one thing in common. Connecting New Zealand’s growing AgTech sector with the global market. Leveraging New Zealand's vast AgriBusiness domain expertise Plans for next year’s Silicon [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|AgTech|0 Comments