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Physics in Agriculture: ODPG Conference & AGM 2021

March 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am March 22, 2021 @ 8:30 pm

Physics in Agriculture | Agrophysics | Quantum Agriculture

We understand soil chemistry and biology, but what about Physics?

The ODPG conference and AGM will venture into the future of agriculture looking at the next level of understanding our farming systems.

Join us for two days of inspiration exploring this Arena, with Guest Speakers:

Ewan Campbell

Glen Atkinson

Dale Speedy

Tracey Simpson

Phil Callahan’s work presented by Steve Erickson

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Day One | SUN MARCH 21*

9:00                  Registration & Morning Tea 10:00                Welcome & Introductions 10:15                Introduction to Electro-Magnetism & Infrared Radiation                          Work of Phil Callahan, presented by Steve Erickson (Chaos Springs) 11:15                 Production comes from Energy:                          How to turn your soil into a solar panel to create that energy                          Ewan Campbell – EcoFarm Aotearoa 12:30                 Lunch 1:00                   AGM 1:30                   ConTact C.A.R.E Skeletal Sensory Shock – Dale Speedy 2:30                   Afternoon Tea and travel to Chaos Springs 3:15                   Demonstration : Skeletal Sensory Shock at Chaos Springs Farm                          (Dale will be assisted by Jo Vickers & Lisa Gruythuysen) 6:00                   Dinner 7:00                   Fireside Chat, Star-Gazing and Music . . .

Day Two | MON MARCH 22

8:00                   Breakfast 9:00                   Physics and the Universe – Glen Atkinson – BD Max 10:30                 Morning Tea 11:00                 Homeopathy – Tracey Simpson 12:00                 Lunch 1:00                   FARM TOURS                                 Group 1 – Campbell Farm                                 Group 2 – Chaos Springs Farm 3:30                   Afternoon Tea 4:00                   FARM TOURS                                 Group 1 Chaos Springs Farm                                 Group 2 Campbell Farm 5:30                   Return to Camp . . . * SUNDAY-ONLY TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE VIA THE CONTACT FORM BELOW


Waitawheta Camp is 9km from Waihi and 16km from Waihi Beach, situated in the Hauraki District at the foot of the Coromandel. The closest airport is Tauranga, an hour’s drive away. The camp is close to large areas of native New Zealand bush and rivers, including one of New Zealand’s top ten natural attractions – the Karangahake Gorge and the Hauraki Rail Trail. Extend your visit and see the area! . . .


While accommodation is not included in your ticket, there are several affordable options:
  • Bunkroom accommodation is available at Waitawheta Camp with shared bathroom facilities. Please bring your own sleeping bag/linen, pillow and towels.
  • There are also tent and campervan/caravan sites available at the camp.
Both options are available at an extra $12 per person/per night. Accommodation payments can be settled during the conference, and it is not necessary to book a place through the camp. Please bring cash to pay for your accommodation. . . .


Alternatively, local campsites, B&B and motel accommodation is available. Waihi Camp and Cabins | 9.6 km (closest alternative campsite) Booking.com Search for available motels and guest houses Air BnB Search for available rentals . . .


All meals mentioned in the agenda are included in your ticket price, and the most common dietary requirements will be catered for. If you have any special requirements, you’re welcome to supplement our menu with your own provisions. Drinks (other than drinking water) will not be provided so please bring your own. . . .


As the conference capacity is approx. 100 people and the fieldtrip venues are close to the camp, we will be car-pooling. This enables us to reduce our ticket costs. We will need the use of approximately 20 cars to accommodate everyone. . . .


Bring your musical instrument, if you play, and on Sunday after dinner we’ll provide our own entertainment! . . .


TICKET SALES CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY 15TH MARCH Two-Day Tickets are available for immediate purchase via Paypal at the bottom of the page. Sunday-Only Tickets are available by filling in the contact form below. To pay with your credit/debit card select ‘Pay without a Paypal Account’ in the payment window. A receipt will be automatically issued by email. Ticket prices include GST. Available tickets include Ticket-Only (for renewed 2021 members), the option of adding Farm or Commercial Membership to your ticket, and Non-Member tickets. (Please note that, this year, we cannot offer reduced rates for those wishing to bring a partner.) Once your ticket is purchased, we’ll contact you to confirm your place and send registration documents. Spaces are limited, and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Any ticket cancellations will be refunded (minus a small admin fee) until Friday March 12th. After this date, refunds are at the ODPG’s discretion. (Special circumstances related to Covid-19 are covered in the next section.) . . .


In the event of conference cancellation due to any Covid-19 restrictions, full refunds will be given for your conference tickets regardless of the date of cancellation, minus a small handling fee. Please note that the ODPG are not responsible for the refund of separately-booked accommodation and travel. Refunds would need to be requested from the individual providers. . . .


Many thanks to our 2021 Conference Sponsors (ODPG Commercial Members) for supporting us this year.


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Fill in the Contact Form below to order Sunday-Only Tickets. (Two-Day Tickets are available for immediate purchase at the bottom of the page)


March 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am
March 22, 2021 @ 8:30 pm
$240.00 – $540.00
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Waitawheta Camp

439 Waitawheta Road
Waihi, 3682 New Zealand
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07 863 7673
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28 people are attending Physics in Agriculture: ODPG Conference & AGM 2021

Stuart Chaney Bee Real Skin Simon Thomson Jesiah and Ellen Alexander Dave Gibson Donald Fisher jacqueline de groot Rachel Short Renee Vink Sandra Lugtigheid Kelly-Anne Hopper David and Cathy Yates Aicumming@inpire.net.nz Pandmpaterson@gmail.com VarneyFamilyFarming@gmail.com GERALD GOODE Debbiefrench232@icloud.com Stephany Smith Pauline & Sam Hunt Alex McCall Samuel Hogg Katie Kempthorne Andrew Criglington