Farming News

Accident opens eyes to future

Accident opens eyes to future

While riding a bike about 15 months ago, spatial analyst Neill Glover was hit by a car and seriously injured. While recovering, he had plenty of time to think about work. That is where his drone came in.

Happy days: event hailed a success

Despite poor weather and 38mm of rain on the Thursday of the event, the 2014 Southern Field Days were a ''huge, huge success'', a field days spokesperson says.

Good for farmers to tweet

Good for farmers to tweet

Farmers will have another platform to communicate and connect when the new AgChatNZ Foundation launches its weekly Twitter discussion forums on March 12.

Action plan to solve shortage

The Road Transport Forum (RTF) has developed a two-pronged attack to address the shortage of skilled drivers in the industry.

'Working smarter' is aim

'Working smarter' is aim

Daryn Murray's ''wheelie smart'' ideas have come up trumps.

China delegation visits the South

A quarter of a billion dollars worth of Chinese customers were hosted by Silver Ferns Farms this week, with an emphasis on food safety practices.

New Zealand 'in a lucky position'

New Zealand 'in a lucky position'

Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills attended the Southern Field Days held at Waimumu recently, and took a moment out from a busy schedule to talk to Southern Rural Life reporter Leith Huffadine.

Inventing sets pupils up with relevant skills

Inventing sets pupils up with relevant skills

High standard of inventions and two awards - situation normal for Limehills School pupils.

The school's pupils often enter the Southern Rural Life inventions competition at the Southern Field Days, and entries fit well with the school's curriculum, their principal says.

LIC investing $30m to grow

Recently released Livestock Improvement Corporation half-year results are reflective of positive growth and investment back into the company, chief executive officer Wayne McNee says.

Australian interest in on-farm drone

Australian interest in on-farm drone

Drone pilot Mark Gardyne (13), of Otama, is to be a keynote speaker at the University of Southern Queensland's Digital Rural Futures Conference in Toowoomba, Australia, in June.

SFF courts Chinese clients

SFF courts Chinese clients

A Chinese delegation has been hosted by Silver Fern Farms in the largest-scale tour the company has run for customers.

Tractor trekking all in a good cause

Tractor trekking all in a good cause

Ron Bywaters loves Chamberlain tractors.

Children's merino range a hit

Children's merino range a hit

Central Otago fashion designer Christina Perriam's range of merino clothing for children and babies is proving a hit with New Zealand retailers.

Weedkiller resistance 'serious issue'

Industry response to last year's announcement glyphosate-resistant weeds had been identified in New Zealand for the first time has been positive and supportive, according to the leader of a project working on avoiding glyphosate resistance.

Duntroon wetlands 'local treasure'

Duntroon wetlands 'local treasure'

Wetlands day comes more than once a year for Duntroon Community Wetlands volunteers.

The Wetlands group, which comes under the umbrella of the Duntroon and District Development Association, has a diverse membership drawn from all corners of the North Otago township and its rural hinterland.

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