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Agritech: Innovating Towards Sustainability

Friday, April 5th, 2024

We are heading to Central Otago to meet the innovative farmers and growers in the regions as part of our first-ever domestic agritech tour.

Over the two days in Central Otago, you will get to see a range of innovative operations, all with sustainability at their core, alongside a busload of other like-minded agritech companies, growers and ecosystem representatives.

We will be stopping at the following locations:

  • Lake Hāwea Station
  • Forest Lodge Orchard
  • Tinwald Farm, and
  • Peregrine Estate – Bendigo


And diving in to the following topics:

  • Shining the Spotlight on Soil Microbes in Diversified Farming Systems
  • The World’s First 100% Electric, Zero Fossil Fuel Orchard
  • Tackling the Climate Crisis Through Technology-assisted, Regenerative Farming
  • Maintaining a Sustainable Viticulture Operation Across Generations

Secure your ticket today before we sell out. This is one event you won’t want to miss!


Thursday 23rd May 

7:30am – Agritech: Innovating Towards Sustainability Launchpad Breakfast 

Location: Mountain Club Queenstown (85 Beach Street, Queenstown)

Topics: About Mountain Club | Why Central Otago? | Coffee | Breakfast | Networking

Mountain Club Queenstown is home to a community of entrepreneurs creating positive impact in Central Otago. They are passionate about developing deeper connections and partnerships with industry leaders. The perfect place to kick-off our 2-day immersion. 

9:30am – Bus Depart 

11:00am – Shining the Spotlight on Soil Microbes in Diversified Farming Systems 

Location: Tinwald Farm

Topics: About Tinwald Farm | Soil Microbiome | Farming Biodiversity

Tinwald Farm focuses on the biology of soils and how they interact within the ecosystem. They take great care to protect their biggest asset, the soil. They follow a science-led approach to improve soil ecology and performance with sustainability being a key focus. 

12:45pm – Bus Depart 

1:00pm – Lunch at Forest Lodge Orchard 

2:00pm – The World’s First 100% Electric, Zero Fossil Fuel Orchard 

Location: Forest Lodge Orchard

Topics: About Forest Lodge Orchard | Growing the Best Cherries | Benefits of Electrification

Forest Lodge Orchard is the cornerstone for NZ’s climate-conscious agriculture movement. In an industry known to produce high emissions, they’re stepping up to the challenge and driving zero fossil fuel use in agriculture. 

4:00pm – Launch Event: Agritech Activator 

5:30pm – Bus Departs 

6:00pm – Check In at Oakridge Resort, Wanaka

7:00pm – Dinner at Stoaker Room, Wanaka

9:00pm – END


Friday 24th May 

7:00am – Breakfast at Oakridge Resort, Wanaka

8:00am – Bus Departs

9:00am – Tackling the Climate Crisis Through Technology-assisted, Regenerative Farming
 Lake Hāwea Station

Topics: About Lake Hāwea Station | Carbon Sequestration | Regenerative Agriculture

Lake Hāwea Station is the first climate positive farm in Australasia. Critical to the team are nutrient management, water quality and sustainability. They have set lofty goals to protect and enhance our waterways, conserve and restore biodiversity and introduce regenerative farming practices. 

11:00am – Bus Departs

12:00pm – Lunch at Peregrine Estate – Bendigo

12:30pm – Maintaining a Sustainable Viticulture Operation Across Generations

Location: Peregrine Estate – Bendigo

Topics: About Peregrine Estate – Bendigo | Water Management | Recycling Organic Matter

A family run, Central Otago vineyard aiming for a closed system in which all inputs come off its own land and are recycled back after the wine is made, so the only additional input is water. This estate employs a holistic approach that integrates crop and livestock farming to vineyard management. 

2:00pm – Bus Departs

3:00pm – Bus Arrives at Queenstown Airport

3:10pm – END


Ticket price includes meals, transportation and one night’s accommodation. Beverages at your own expense

  • Super Early Bird – $299 inc. GST – closes 24th April 5pm
  • General – $399 inc. GST

This event is part of our effort to supercharge New Zealand’s agritech sector with Agritech Activator 




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This event is part of our effort to supercharge New Zealand’s agritech sector with Agritech Activator.

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Agtech Alley presented by AusAgritech, NSW, DPI and AgTech Finder

Friday, November 24th, 2023

As a first for Australian agricultural field days, Primex will present in partnership with NSW DPI, AgTech Finder and AusAgritech and collaborating industry, grower, and producer organisations, Agtech Alley, creating the Hub as home to an extensive schedule of workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions, networking events and an estimated 1500+ sqm of interactive trade displays attracting national and international interest.

A new addition to Primex Field Days in 2024 will be interactive presentations hosted in the Hub that will showcase the businesses that are driving innovation across the sector, and how innovative technologies can enhance productivity and profitability for even the smallest producers.

Agtech Alley located in the Business, Innovation and Agtech Hub will deliver practical advice to producers through hourly showcases and lunch and learn panel discussions. Learn about cutting-edge innovation and how you can apply the latest technology, be it remote sensors, connectivity, drones, or post-harvest solutions, to streamline on-farm operations.

Be sure to drop by the Hub at the end of the day for Networking & Knockoffs where you can have a casual chat with the technology providers and the farmers that use their products.



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AIMER Vision Launch

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

Join us for the launch of AIMER Vision, pasture measurement on your smartphone!

The day will include guest speaker Mark Neal from DairyNZ on the importance of maximising profitability through pasture intake. This will be followed by a Q&A panel with AIMER users, and the opportunity to get hands-on with AIMER Vision.

Attendees will go in the draw for a free six-month subscription of AIMER products for your farm. Winner to be selected 21 September.

Tea and coffee from 10.30am, welcome at 11am. A light lunch will be served.

Register for the event here.

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