conference agenda

Growing your busines

DAY ONE - 4 JULY 2022

12:00 PM - 1:30PM
Intercontinental Hotel Wellington

LUNCH, REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN CONFERENCE WELCOME

1:35PM 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Nathan Wallis

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3:15PM

AFTERNOON TEA 

3:30PM 

Identifying opportunities, driving growth - Richard Weightman

4:00PM 

PIONEER SESSION 1: 

Opportunities for increasing maize silage usage

Dairy specialists – driving sales growth - Ian Williams 

Opportunities for maize silage in 2022 - Wade Bell 

Increasing maize silage usage – farmer case studies - Matt Dalley 

6:30PM

Shed 6

BLACK TIE DINNER: An audience with Scotty Stevenson, Scott Robertson & Kieran Reid

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DAY TWO – 5 JULY 2022

9:00 AM 

PIONEER SESSION 2

Advances in seed treatment - Kyle Gardyne 

Inoculant update - Shaun Body

9:30AM – 11:30AM

PARTNER ACTIVITY: High Tea with Jessica Mutch McKay 

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9:45AM 

PIONEER SESSION 3

Improving the sustainability of maize systems

What does sustainability look like for a maize grower? - Ian Williams

Greenhouse gas emissions from maize systems - Helen France

How does tillage method impact our soils? - Jamie Millar 

10:30AM 

MORNING TEA 

11:00AM 

PIONEER SESSION 4 

Improved genetics delivering on-farm yield 

Hybrid development and advancement - Barry McCarter 

Hybrids to watch out for in 2022 

East Waikato/South Auckland - Matte Kirk 

Central Waikato - Grant Douglas 

Lower North Island - Mark Burke 

South Island - Darryl Moore 

12:00PM 

LUNCH 

1:30PM ONWARDS 

LEISURE ACTIVITIES 

6:30PM 

Massey University Great Hall 

Dinner and The Hipstamatics 

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DAY THREE – 6 JULY 2022 

9:10AM 

PIONEER SESSION 5 

Sustainable agronomy for long-term profit. 

Pioneer NZ agronomic research program goals - Dr Rowland Tsimba 

Managing slugs – what works? - Dr John Tooker, Professor of Entomology, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences 

2022: Agronomy research update - Tania Gunn 

10:30AM 

MORNING TEA 

10:45AM 

PIONEER SESSION 6 

Attracting young people into the industry - Paige Abernethy 

Marketing update - Kyle Gardyne 

Surfing for farmers - Matte Kirk 

11:15AM 

PINGO - Pioneer Bingo – with a huge prize pack up for grabs! 

11:45AM 

CLOSING REMARKS - Will Yates 

12:00PM 

LUNCH