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Physics in Agriculture: ODPG Conference & AGM 2021

March 21 @ 9:00 am - March 22 @ 8:30 pm

$240 – $540

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

                          Demonstration : Skeletal Sensory Shock at Chaos Springs Farm

                          (Dale will be assisted by Jo Vickers & Lisa Gruythuysen

3:30                   Afternoon Tea

4:00                   Games

6:00                   Dinner

7:00                   Fireside Chat, Star-Gazing and Music

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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

6:30                   Optional Dinner at the Falls Retreat

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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Tickets are available for immediate purchase via Paypal at the bottom of the page.

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.)

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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.

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


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2021 Members Ticket-Only
For current 2021 ODPG Members only
$ 240.00
ODPG Farm Membership PLUS One Ticket
Become a 2021 Farm Member with your conference ticket (for Organic, Regenerative and Biological Farmers, or interested parties)
$ 340.00
ODPG Commercial Membership PLUS One Ticket
Become a 2021 Commercial Member with your conference ticket (for commercial suppliers of products and services to the Organic, Regenerative and Biological Farming Industry)
$ 540.00
Non-Members Ticket Only
For those who want to attend the conference but do not wish to become a member of the Organic Dairy & Pastoral Group of New Zealand.
$ 350.00


March 21 @ 9:00 am
March 22 @ 8:30 pm
$240 – $540
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Waitawheta Camp
439 Waitawheta Road
Waihi, 3682 New Zealand
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07 863 7673


Organic Dairy & Pastoral Group