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Event details coming soon

New Zealand AgriFood Week 2018 is shaping up to be a great week.  We have a number of events back for another year plus some new ones.  You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  Full details will be published in January so check back soon.

Learning in the classroom, online and on the land

Helping people to discover the fascinating world of sustainable beekeeping and quality bee products, UCOL is now in its second year of offering the New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture. Students learn how to install, track and maintain beehives as well as gain the skills and knowledge needed to work safely and productively in a beekeeping

Horowhenua’s best-kept secret?

Horowhenua is abundant with a variety of producers and growers, from eel to asparagus and pesto; market gardens to free-range farms. The Horowhenua Taste Trail was established in 2016 to showcase produce, speciality food and beverage products of the region by connecting consumers with their local producers, and growing the region’s reputation for food excellence.

Shining the Light on Growth

When Dr Jason Wargent started looking into what effect the degradation of the ozone layer was having on plant growth, he found that certain levels of ultraviolet (UV) light were actually beneficial. This discovery led to the founding of BioLumic in 2012, a privately held start-up company based in Palmerston North focused on unlocking the

Taking New Zealand Farming to the World

CR McPhail is based in Palmerston North but visits all corners of the globe, taking groups on agricultural, technical and business tours. Ron McPhail and his team are experienced in both inbound and outbound tours and handle enquiries and tours for all aspects of agriculture as well as special interest and general tours. New Zealand