New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays® 2018
Mystery Creek, Hamilton, Wednesday 13 June - Saturday 16 June
Farming has come a long way since the New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays® began 50 years ago, and the agri-sector continues to evolve.
The theme this year is the ‘future of farming’. That future will involve embracing developments in technology, on farm and right through the supply chain. It will include moving towards Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions.
AI involves machines that can perform tasks that are characteristic of human intelligence, such as recognising objects and sounds, understanding language and problem-solving. At the University of Waikato, our researchers are finding ways to use machine learning to increase agri efficiency and to protect New Zealand’s borders from pests and disease. They are collaborating with industry to find practical solutions to today’s problems.
They’re also investigating ethics around the use of new and emerging technologies, and what it means for our farmers and the industry.
Curious? Come and visit our stand in the Mystery Creek Pavilion. See for yourself, challenge a machine. Question the changing face of farming in the move towards AI solutions.
Careers and Education Hub
The University will also have a stand at the Fieldays Careers and Education Hub again this year– a fun and interactive zone facilitating interaction between those wanting to explore career options in the agricultural sector and agricultural education providers and agribusinesses. If you are interested in finding out about study opportunities and career paths at Waikato, visit the Hub and have a chat with one of our advisers.
Featured Research 2018
Sophisticated cameras for the farm
Electronic Engineer Dr Lee Streeter is working to improve and measure time-of-flight photography and his work will be on show at the University of Waikato stand at this year’s National Agricultural Fieldays.