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Agritech is the development and use of technology in the agriculture sector.

Agritech can be products or services which make life easier for farmers and their teams, businesses more profitable, care for animals, and/or protect the environment.

Through innovative agritech solutions your future could be designing robotic dairy systems, remote milk monitoring, cow identification systems, drones, apps, online mapping systems, smart sensors, and artificial intelligence including machine learning for ensuring world leading animal care or for precise fertiliser application.

Agritech is all about possibilities. Studying now for a career in technology means you could be working with technology not invented yet!

Generally, you need a bachelor’s degree in:

  • Ag Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Data Analytics

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For a career in science

For a science career (Research Technician, Statistician, Farm Advisor or Farm Systems Modeller), but not working as a scientist, you will need an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s Degree) which generally takes three years’ university study.

To be a scientist

You need a postgraduate qualification (Master's or Doctorate) which takes four or more years’ university study. You could be an Animal Behaviour Scientist, Plant or Animal Geneticist, Agricultural Microbiologist or Reproduction Scientist.

Where to study

About DairyNZ

DairyNZ is an organisation that, through research, events, services, education and policy, works with dairy farmers to secure and enhance the profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of New Zealand dairy farming. New Zealand dairy farmers pay DairyNZ a levy to support them.