Farmers get technical

Farmers can get to grips with the latest in information technology at the National Agricultural Fieldays this week.

Farmers can get to grips with the latest in information technology at the National Agricultural Fieldays this week.

The Telecom Information Technology Roadshow is offering hands-on experience of digital communications tools to those visiting the Fieldays at Mystery Creek near Hamilton.

The Roadshow is a mobile classroom containing interactive displays on technology like the Internet, fibre-optic cables, satellites and mobile phones.

"We know that farmers are astute business people, interested in how they can put the technology to work for them," says Telecom's Industry and Government Relations general manager Bruce Parkes.

"Farming is the traditional backbone of our economy, but it's adapting rapidly to the digital age, and we're pleased to be able to help in that process."

The Telecom Information Technology Roadshow tours the length of New Zealand, visiting over 40 communities each year.

The Roadshow helps thousands of students, teachers and people in local communities to join the digital revolution.

The annual Fieldays event attracts over 100,000 visitors from New Zealand and overseas.

The Telecom Information Technology Roadshow will be at site E11 at Mystery Creek until Saturday.

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