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Kia Ora,

During this time of the year, many of us are planning how to bring our families together for Christmas and the summer holidays. This year we also have a special opportunity to reconnect with our wider community at Fieldays 2022.  Next week, we’re ditching gumboots and beanies for sunhats and jandals! Traditionally held in the month of June, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event was postponed due to pandemic restrictions. Now, just ahead of the festive season, we’re looking forward to the industry celebrations, connections and conversations.

FIELDAYS: Where to find us!

We’re looking forward to connecting in person and you can find us at Fieldays® Digital Futures Hub in the main pavilion. Please come along and say hello. In particular we’d love to hear how you would like the Fieldays® Digital Futures Hub to evolve next June and beyond.

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FIELDAYS: Celebrating women in agriculture

We’re excited to host a special event at Fieldays to celebrate inspirational women in our industry in partnership with New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). Unfortunately tickets have sold out, but please email us if you would like to be involved in future initiatives like this.

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FIELDAYS: Innovation Awards Finalists announced

A highlight for us, the Fieldays Innovation Awards deliver a global platform for creative problem solvers to showcase their innovation to the primary industries and the opportunity to be recognised. We wish all finalists the best of luck and will celebrate the winners as they are announced next week.

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FIELDAYS: Lunch & Learn – Solutions for Successful Digital Adoption

We are excited to be hosting the Lunch & Learn session Solutions for Successful Digital Adoption event on Thursday 1 December, followed by a networking lunch sponsored by the United Kingdom (UK) Department of International Trade. Unfortunately space is limited and tickets have now sold out. We’ll keep you updated on social media and please let us know if you are keen to connect with the UK mission.

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FIELDAYS: All the agritech events in one place!

Check out all the agritech events being hosted during Fieldays including an online tools seminar, airborne agritech seminar and tour, NZ-UK Free Trade Agreement Event and ecosystem networking. 

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FIELDAYS: Exhibiting? Come and say hi

Over 30 of our AgriTechNZ Members are exhibiting at Fieldays this year and if that’s you, please come and visit us at the Fieldays® Digital Futures Hub in the Main Pavilion. Kylie and I will also be out and about visiting as many of you as possible. This may include posing for a few selfies to share on social media to help promote your attendance, so please be prepared to say ‘cheese’! 

FIELDAYS: Prioritising health and wellbeing 

Due to increased demand the Hauora Taiwhenua Health and Wellbeing Hub has tripled in size for this year’s Fieldays! The one-stop shop for health checks includes blood pressure, blood sugar levels, hepatitis C, skin cancer and more.

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Ngā manaakitanga me kei runga noa atu 
Go well and onwards and upwards

Chief Executive, on behalf of the Executive Council of AgriTech New Zealand

PS: Join our next Connect Event: Going green without getting in the red on 5 December in Christchurch to discuss agritech innovations and the transition to low emissions agriculture. We will have speakers from both the UK and New Zealand. This must attend event is sponsored by the UK Department of International Trade and co-hosted by Lincoln Agritech.  Space is limited, so please register now.

Read more: AgriTechNZ News: Fieldays Special Edition

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