More than 100 alumni and stakeholders attended an after five function in Hamilton last night as part of Massey University’s National Field Days programme.
Field Days is the largest agricultural exhibition in New Zealand and runs until tomorrow.
The University has a strong contingent of staff at Field Days showcasing the latest research being carried out in the agri-food industry.
The function featured Mark Paine, strategy and investment leader for people and business at DairyNZ, who spoke about the current challenges facing the agricultural sector following the international economic turmoil.
Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey also spoke about the role Massey University plays in ensuring New Zealand has the knowledge and practical skills required to take the nation forward.
Massey’s Field Days site this year focuses on the collaborations that have led to real advances in the agri-food sector, with projects involving precision agriculture, food technology and pasture management on show.