In this month’s ‘Ideas that Grow’ podcast, we talk to Cam Henderson (2019 Nuffield Scholar) about on farm energy solutions.
Cam used his Nuffield research to explore links between agriculture and energy and how technology can work to harness farmed energy sources including waste matter to supply national energy needs.
Oscar Beattie graduated from the Kellogg Rural Leadership Programme in December 2020 and has a First Class honours degree in Ag Science from Lincoln University. Oscar is a Horticultural Analyst Craigmore Sustainables in Christchurch.
This interview is focused around Oscar’s Kellogg Research Topic Sustainable Impact Investing into New Zealand’s Horticultural Sector: Is there an Opportunity and Can We Capitalise on It?
This month’s podcast features Siobhan O’Malley (2018 Kellogger) and Wayne Langford (2014 Kellogger), co-founders of Meat the Need - a charitable supply chain that allows NZ farmers to donate their produce to NZ families and food banks.
Siobhan and Wayne were the winners of the 2020 ‘Champion Award’ at the Primary Industries Awards in November this year – for their ‘Meat the Need’ charity.
Tune in to this episode with Mat Hocken, 2017 Nuffield Scholar who shares with us his experiences on his Nuffield journey.
Mat explains why he chose his research topic ‘Innovation in Agriculture,’ which lead to the creation of the Rural Innovation Lab (which was created as the trusted place where innovators can design, deliver and work with farmers and growers throughout the innovation process) with partner James Stewart, when he return from his Nuffield Scholarship.
Cameron Henderson (2019 Nuffield Scholar) used his Nuffield Scholarship to explore links between agriculture and energy and how technology can work to harness farmed energy sources including waste matter to supply national energy needs.
Hamish Murray – 2019 Nuffield NZ Scholar and High country farmer in Marlborough looked into the topic of engaging and motivating the next generation of staff on farm. What do our future farm work places have to become to be relevant and attractive to a new generation of employees and how can an older generation adapt/change?
For more than 40 years glyphosate has been an invaluable chemical weapon in farmers’ arsenal as a low-residue, safe and simple weed control enabling greater flexibility and less soil disturbance.
Canterbury arable farmer Hamish Marr devoted his Nuffield Scholarship to examining how glyphosate fell from grace in the public eye and what farmers can to do to preserve it as an invaluable crop treatment.
Farming has always been an occupation involving plenty of pressure; managing the weather, competing with other nations to trade products globally, dealing with fluctuating and unpredictable prices. What’s different today is the added aspects of social judgement and fast change occurring in international food.
Nuffield Scholar Corrigan Sowman investigated how this pressure is affecting farmer decision making globally and what it means for change in the New Zealand primary sector.
Ben Hancock (2019 Nuffield NZ Scholar) is a Senior Insights Analyst at Beef + Lamb New Zealand. Born and raised on his family’s hill country sheep and beef farm in Wairarapa, New Zealand
Ben’s Nuffield research 'Rural leadership: taming the wicked problems' set out to explore how agriculture could get ahead of social and political issues facing the industry, to lead the conversation, rather than react, while at the same time retain social capital.
2018 Nuffield NZ Scholar based in Nelson, New Zealand presents his Nuffield Research topic: Exporting Aotearoa : A new business model for nutrition and health.
Andy is a Research & Business Development Manager for Whakatu Corporation and he is passionate about the opportunity Aotearoa has to reposition our export offerings.
Simon Cook, 2018 Nuffield NZ Scholar presents his Nuffield Research topic: Biosecurity: The importance of the farm gate.
Simon is a third generation Kiwifruit Orchardist, based in Te Puke who developed an interest in bio-security following the PSA incursion that impacted the Kiwifruit industry in 2010.
Solis Norton, 2018 Nuffield NZ Scholar presents his Nuffield Research topic: Energy use in New Zealand’s primary food production chains and a transition to lower emissions.
Solis trained at Massey University and is working in New Zealand's Deer Industry. He brings a mix of academic and industry experience to leading New Zealand agriculture towards generally sustainable farming systems from an energy and emission perspective.
Kate Scott, 2018 Nuffield NZ Scholar presents her Nuffield Research topic: Enabling better environmental outcomes in agriculture
Kate is a Founder & Director of LandPro Ltd a planning and surveying company she jointly funded in 2017 and a founder of GroundHQ.
As a Resource Management Planner working primarily in the primary sector Kate has seen the continual changes in farming around increased regulation along with the need to make changes to manage the effects of farming activities. The focus of Kate’s Nuffield research was to understand if there are some better approaches being undertaken elsewhere around the world that can be applied in New Zealand to understand how we can enable better environmental outcomes.
Turi McFarlane, 2018 Nuffield NZ Scholar presents his Nuffield Research topic: Farm planning for a sustainable future.
Turi is a Senior Farm Environmental Consultant at Ravensdown in Canterbury and has a background in Agricultural Science and Extension and Natural Resource Management.
Turi’s Nuffield research topic focuses on the optimisation of farm systems for sustainable outcomes in agriculture.