Smart Farm Solutions are the winners of the AgTech Hackathon after going on a farm to try to come up with solutions that help farmers.
Sundays aren't for sleep ins when you are trying to solve on farm problems. Our "hackers" went on a wee journey this morning.
It's 'Day One' of the AgTech Hackathon Manawatu and things are heating up!
Top Microsoft researchers were on-hand to launch the first AgTech Hackathon Manawatu at BCC (Building Clever Companies) on Friday 24 February.
Putting computer "geeks" and farmers in the same room might see sparks fly and hopefully solve technical farm issues, say Federated Farmers.
A hackathon will combine the two groups, including on a farm next month, in an initiative by Manawatu's Federated Farmers and the Building Clever Companies (BCC).
Federated farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei dairy chairman, Mat Hockensaid farmers would find new technology developed by the "techies" useful.