Tech expos for everybody

From the technophobes to the techno savvy, all farmers will be catered for at technology expos in Otago this month.

The Beef and Lamb New Zealand farming for profit technology expo is being held in Tapanui on June 25 and Alexandra on June 26.

The focus was on profiling innovative technologies designed to make farming more efficient, profitable and easier, AgFirst Otago agricultural business consultant Nicola Chisholm said.

An inaugural expo was held in Alexandra last year and proved extremely popular with more than 130 farmers attending, she said.

The event was intended to cater for all farmers, with a local IT expert available to help them set up their smartphone to synchronise with their email, calendar and contacts from their computer, along with more sophisticated technology.

Technologies on display would include everything from farm mapping and recording, cloud accounting, nutrient budgeting, thermal imaging and precision fertiliser placement to internal parasite management, livestock management software and health and safety management tools.

The event would include static displays and seminars from exhibitors.


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