The 2012 National Field Days in New Zealand, were held at Mystery Creek, Hamilton in June.
On the back of two days of successful Massey Ferguson and Fendt Dealer meetings in Auckland, a number of AGCO staff and dealers from across Australia and New Zealand made the trek to one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest field days, which spans across a massive 88 hectare site.
The AGCO site was once again an impressive display with each brand represented with a comprehensive line-up of product.
For a first in New Zealand, the new MF7600 Series tractors were on display for all to see.
Also on debut was the new Fendt 700, 800 and 900 SCR Series tractors, which received plenty of attention as customers flocked to see the new ranges.
The mood overall was very positive with the AGCO site receiving plenty of customers and interest which resulted in many sales being made.
“It was one of the most positive field days that I can remember – the level of inquiry and interest was huge and the subsequent orders that followed was something we haven’t seen in years,” says Peter Scott, NZ Manager for AGCO. “It certainly makes all the hard work and investment that goes into field days worthwhile”
These are the last days of AGCO’s Farm Sustainability Blog Contest. Write a short blog or submit a video post about what sustainability means to you, or on your farm. Winning entries will be posted on the AGCO blog and shared with others. In addition, 10 winning authors will help AGCO distribute $5000 in donations.
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This week is the last week of AGCO’s Farm Sustainability Blog Contest! We still want you to share what you’re doing with sustainability on your farm. Write a short blog or submit a video post on what you’re doing to increase efficiency on your farm. You could also share how you are interacting with your community, or what you are doing to help support your local economy.
We will select 10 winning entries, and those entries will be posted on the AGCO blog so that they can be shared with others. In addition, the 10 winning authors will choose select organizations to receive a total of $5,000 in donations from AGCO!
Faced with the challenge of feeding a rapidly growing global population, efficiency on the farm is becoming increasingly important. We know that nobody knows this better than the farmers on the ground today, and that is why we want to hear from you! Sign up here, and share your story!
In the context of the seven-day Africa seminar of the German Farmers’ Association (DBV) under the slogan “Farmers help farmers”, seven leading representatives of farmers’ associations from six African countries visited AGCO/Fendt in Marktoberdorf, Germany, in June. In the Fendt Forum the guests were provided with information about the company and had the opportunity to experience the Vario tractors for themselves on the test site.
“In the next years the world’s population will continue to increase rapidly and with it the need for food. To ensure that the world’s population can be fed high-tech machines like the ones from AGCO are an important prerequisite.” explains Peter-Josef Paffen, Vice President and spokesman of the AGCO/Fendt Management during his company representation of AGCO/Fendt.
One area of particular interest was the high technology of Fendt tractors and its large number of application possibilities. “The important thing is that the African farmers start to organise themselves in independent associations like the African Farmers’ Association and try to create a better policy framework. Agriculture inGermanyandEuropeserves as a good example. In producer groups where the farmers can market their products together, they get the chance to discuss the current price situation. Such platforms having a certain multiplication function are essential for agriculture mechanisation.”, says Willy Kampmann, Manager of the DBV office inBrusselsfor international relations, during the event in the Fendt Forum.
A major topic of the DBV seminar sponsored by AGCO from June 6 to 10 in Bavaria and Berlin was the importance of well organised farming families and independent trade organisations for the African continent. In lectures, discussions, case studies and while visiting farms, producer groups and machinery rings the representatives of African farmers’ associations learned about organisational, structural and market-oriented practices.
Don’t forget to enter AGCO’s farm sustainability contest! You could have your blog featured on the AGCO site, and also get a chance to support your community by choosing a select organization for AGCO to donate to on your behalf.
Farm sustainability is not limited to how we are reducing our impact on the environment! It includes interaction with communities, and the ways in which we are helping to support our local economies. This could be how you approach farm safety and community involvement, or the way in which you engage with your local dealer. We want to hear your stories—including those pertaining to the social and economic aspects of sustainability! Register now, and share how you have been successful with sustainability on the farm!