Emerging technologies challenge us to think about on-farm applications and solutions, but what if the future requires a change to the entire farming system? “Powering farms for tomorrow” will explore the power that moves farms forward…literally as energy and also the people who make it happen. We will consider what a fuel-free farm might look like, how it may contribute to a sustainable farming system and what farmers should be thinking about as new technology becomes available. Can you imagine a farm without diesel? We will also do a deep dive into the people who power farmers and how the skills and jobs required to run a farm of the future may be changing. How do we attract, excite and nurture both rural AND urban talent to New Zealand’s most critical primary industry? What skills should be considered? Will robots really replace us all?
Blinc Innovation is pleased to present this event in collaboration with NZ Young Farmers. We will explore fuel-free farming and the future of jobs in two deep dive sessions – with a dinner break!
*This (free) event is open to all members of NZ Young Farmers.*
5.00pm Welcome & introduction
5.20pm Workshop – What are the on-farm opportunities to optimise production on a fuel-free farm?
6.05pm Dinner Break
6.35pm Workshop - How do we excite, connect and nurture young people to pursue a career in the primary sector?
7.30pm Event ends