Event description

A collaboration between ASB, Central Districts Field Days and New Zealand AgriFood Investment Week, the ASB Innovation Zone recognises that many attendees visit Central Districts Field Days to keep abreast of industry developments to help grow their businesses.

Hon. Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries, will open the new ASB Innovation Zone on the morning of Thursday 16 March. It will showcase the latest in rural innovation and development concepts, and will include a seminar series to inspire and engage event-goers with new ways of thinking in the industry.

Thursday 16th March 2017

9:15 – 10:30am
ASB Innovation Zone Launch + What is Agrifood

10:45am – 12:00pm
A25 – Livestock Water Reticulation Workshops

12: 30pm
Agritech in Action: What can Science & Technology Deliver? With Jude Sise, Abacus Bio.

Nathan Penny Economic Update: Q&A with Graeme Jensen, ASB Regional Manager Lower North Island.

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Farming and Technology

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Global Challenges & Opportunities for Food and Dairy

Friday 17th March 2017

10:00am – 11:00am
Youth Debate

11:15am – 12:25pm
Global Challenges & Opportunities for Food and Dairy

Agritech in Action: What cn Science & Technology Deliver? With Jude Sise, Abacus Bio.

1:00pm – 2:20pm
A25 – Livestock Water Reticulation Workshops

Ag Tech Hackathon Manawatu – Dragon’s Den: The AgTech Hackathon will come to an end as teams pitch their final ideas/products to a team of judges


Location: ASB Innovation Zone (see map). All events will be held inside the ASB Innovation Zone, off Transag Road.