Soil, pasture focus for guest speaker

Chance to learn says Rural Business Network.

Chance to learn says Rural Business Network.

Dr Doug Edmeades, managing director of agKnowledge, a Hamilton-based company providing soil and nutrient advice to farmers. New Zealand Herald picture

SOIL fertility and pasture nutrition — “Why we have lost the plot” — will be discussed by AgKnowledge managing director Doug Edmeades at a meeting organised by the Rural Business Network(RBN) tomorrow evening.

The broad-ranging meeting presentation by guest speaker Dr Edmeades will include a question and answer component.

RBN provides an opportunity for rural-based business people to participate in professional development to grow their businesses through networking and learning.

“The RBN aims to connect with a variety of people involved in the rural sector from farm business to agri-business,” said national manager Daile Jones.

“This creates an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by others.”

Dr Edmeades contributes regularly to farming and science conferences and to the popular nationwide radio show the Farming Show.

“He is passionate about the role of science in society and believes that scientists have a responsibility to help laypeople understand the importance of science,” Daile Jones said.

“Doug also believes that the voice of science must be asserted against the pseudo-science that pervades society.

“Because he is involved in agricultural research and importantly, not affiliated to any institution, Doug has formulated a unique and independent view on the topical issue of climate change,” she said.

“As a result of his research, Doug is subsequently openly sceptical of the theory of dangerous man-induced global warming.”

SOIL fertility and pasture nutrition — “Why we have lost the plot” — will be discussed by AgKnowledge managing director Doug Edmeades at a meeting organised by the Rural Business Network(RBN) tomorrow evening.

The broad-ranging meeting presentation by guest speaker Dr Edmeades will include a question and answer component.

RBN provides an opportunity for rural-based business people to participate in professional development to grow their businesses through networking and learning.

“The RBN aims to connect with a variety of people involved in the rural sector from farm business to agri-business,” said national manager Daile Jones.

“This creates an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by others.”

Dr Edmeades contributes regularly to farming and science conferences and to the popular nationwide radio show the Farming Show.

“He is passionate about the role of science in society and believes that scientists have a responsibility to help laypeople understand the importance of science,” Daile Jones said.

“Doug also believes that the voice of science must be asserted against the pseudo-science that pervades society.

“Because he is involved in agricultural research and importantly, not affiliated to any institution, Doug has formulated a unique and independent view on the topical issue of climate change,” she said.

“As a result of his research, Doug is subsequently openly sceptical of the theory of dangerous man-induced global warming.”

The meeting is at the Bushmere Arms at 5.30pm tomorrow.

The cost is $10 and a complimentary drink and nibbles will be included in the ticket price.

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