Introducing our 2019 AgResearch Future Feeders Presenters 

AgResearch Future Feeders is a new headline event of New Zealand AgriFood Week, exploring the future of food production from the perspectives of industry leaders, at the forefront of change. 

Global conversations are growing around the urgency to reassess and change where food is produced, the way it’s produced and what we are producing. The earth’s population is rising, and pressure on land, soil and water is shifting the conversation beyond sustainability to restoration and regeneration. What is New Zealand’s place in this paradigm shift, how is New Zealand reacting to this change, and who are the people at the lead? 

Our presenters for AgResearch Future Feeders include the brightest minds entering the primary industries, entrepreneurs and founders of award-winning food products and companies, researchers at the leading edge of consumers insights, global food innovators and labour market expertise.  

AgResearch Future Feeders presenters:  

Who are our Future Feeders? 

Cameron Bignall, Manager – Eden Orchards 

Fatima Imran, Massey University student, Bachelor of Agri Commerce, majoring in International Agribusiness and minoring in Politics. 

Rebecca Jackson, ASB Rural Banking 

Cameron Ravenswood, Director – Performance Protein 

Game Changers: What’s New on the Menu? 

John Hart, Farming Innovator and Consultant 

Rob Ward, The Grocery Accelerator 

Leonie Matoe, Business Development Manager – Kaitahi 

View to 2050: Food for Who? 

Shamubeel Eaqub, Economist 

Tracey Phelps, Consumer and Product Insights – Plant and Food Research 

Mark Piper, Director Group Research and Development – Fonterra 

Jolon Dyer, Science Group Leader, Food and Bio-based Products – AgResearch 

This full day event (March 13, 9.45am-3.30pm, Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre) is for anyone focused on the continual improvement and development of agriculture, agribusiness, agritech, food production, innovation, and development.

This is a free event. If you’d like to attend, please register here.