We debuted our new Farming in the Cloud online accounting and farm management solution with key farming solution partner Figured, at Fieldays 2014 in Mystery Creek. We’re already halfway through our first foray into the biggest event on the New Zealand rural calendar, and although we’ve been travelling around the country talking with the rural sector for a while now, we’ve been overwhelmed at the interest and engagement from the farming community.
Feedback from New Zealand farmers and rural businesses who serve the farming industry has been fantastic, and there is genuine excitement at the end-to-end cloud eco-system that we’ve created with our partners for the rural community, and the impact that the Rural Broadband Initiative will have for rural businesses around the country.
We’re loud and proud at Fieldays and to top it all off, Xero last night won the award for best premiere feature site. A fantastic achievement from the team – especially with some trying weather conditions during set up. Looking forward to the next two days!
A few of the highlights have included: Prime Minister John Key takes Farming in the Cloud online tour with Ben Richmond, Xero Rural Strategy Lead, during his walkabout at Fieldays 2014 today. Ben with ‘Beyond Reasonable Drought’ farming superstar, Doug Avery on the Xero stand. Xero Managing Director, Victoria Crone discussing Farming in the Cloud with Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries. Vodafone NZ CEO, Russel Stanners with Victoria Crone and leaders from partner PGG Wrightson.