Event description

Central Districts Field Days

Now in its 23rd year, the Central Districts Field Days is New Zealand’s largest regional agricultural field day event, and provides farmers with the opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in rural innovation, agribusiness and agritech. The event has grown to over 600 displays and attracts more than 30,000 visitors from around New Zealand. This year CDFD includes the establishment of the ASB Innovation Zone, which will showcase the latest in rural innovation and development concepts as well as a seminar series designed to fast-track innovation applications.

ASB Innovation Zone
The ASB Innovation Zone is a dedicated arena to inspire and grow New Zealand farms and agrifood businesses by promoting the creation and early adoption of new products, technologies and methods. Carefully selected innovative companies will have the opportunity to join ASB and Massey University to showcase their products, services and future ideas in the zone. The area will be a great area to gather and discuss the future of the agrifood sector with like-minded people, all the while being surrounded by the smartest and greatest innovations.

ASB Innovation Zone – Seminar Series
The ASB Innovation Zone will also host a Seminar Series, to include practical workshops, panel discussions and the AgTech Hackathon: Manawatu Dragon’s Den. The Seminar Series will challenge and inspire the CDFD audience to participate in driving New Zealand’s agrifood future, and provide valuable insights and ideas around how to get there. The Seminar Series will be hosted by a number organisations from industry, education and government and will provide an opportunity to learn and connect with like-minded people. A number of topics will be discussed including the power of agritech, connecting food producers with international customers and a debate on genetic modification. Get involved in the conversation.

Programme Highlights

Central Districts Field Days and ASB Innovation Zone Opening Ceremony
Thursday 16th March, 9:15 AM

Lounge session with ASB’s Nathan Penny
Thursday 16th March, 9:30 AM

Accelerate 25 – Stock Water Reticulation Workshop
Thursday 16th March, 10:45 AM and Friday 17th March, 1:00 PM

AgTech Hackathon: Manawatu – Dragon’s Den
Friday 17th March, 2:30 PM

The Seminar Series is free to attend but some events may require you to RSVP. Contact info@nzaginvest.co.nz to find out more.
Get a full programme at the gate of CDFD

The Central Districts Field Days are on:

16 March 2017 9:00am – 4:30pm
17 March 2017 9:00am – 4:30pm
18 March 2017 9:00am – 4:00pm

Entry Pricing:

Adults $15
Seniors 65+ $12 Thursday & Friday only
Children under 16 (with adult) FREE

Exhibitor Registration

Visit the Central Districts Field Days website for more information.