Farm Tech webinar series 2020

Farm Tech webinar series 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

It was one of the few good things to come out of the Covid-19 lockdown: many of us became aware of the benefits of virtual meetings and webinars using Zoom and other on-line apps. They’re a very efficient way to meet and learn without spending hours on travel.

So, following on from the industry virtual conference, DINZ has been inviting farmers and their advisors to join a series of three technical webinars via Zoom. Each webinar involves an expert presenting on a topic with viewers able to ask questions during the presentation using the chat box function on Zoom or even better, by submitting questions beforehand when registering. 

The webinars are a great way to hear about a topic of interest in more depth and explore how it works in a real farm setting. If you're new to Zoom, don't worry, you’ll be helped through it, just let us know when you register. The webinars are free to participate and Zoom seems to cope with most internet connections.

The first webinar, Developments in NZ Velvet Antler Production, was presented by AgResearch scientist David Stevens yesterday. He was joined for Q&A by DINZ market manager Rhys Griffiths, and producer manager Tony Pearse.

The two remaining webinars are on Tuesday 28 July and Tuesday 4 August. Both webinars start at 1:30 pm and run for no more than an hour. For more details and to register, see below.

2019 Deer Industry Award recipient and senior scientist Geoff Asher provides his deer reproduction presentation in an online forum. If you haven’t previously heard Geoff cover the basics of deer reproduction, this is not to be missed. Solis Norton, will give an insight into DeerPRO and the options available for you and your farm.

Both Geoff and Solis will answer any questions you may have.

Hear from Tony Pearse, DINZ representative on the pan-sector Winter Grazing Action Group progressing the recommendations of the Government’s Winter Grazing Taskforce. Bryan Thompson, a deer farm systems scientist from AgResearch with a special focus in deer nutrition will provide an update on DEEResearch’s Hill and High country water quality monitoring study involving 10 deer properties throughout the country.

They will be joined for Q&A by DINZ environmental stewardship manager Lindsay Fung.

To register either or both the remaining webinars >> click here 

You must register for each webinar. To do this click here to fill out a form or email Rob Aloe direct on rob.aloe@deernz.org with the webinar you’re interested in and with any questions.  Once you have registered, information and talk links to the presentation will be emailed to you closer to the time.