Looking forward to fourth farming expo

INTERACTION EXPO: Wairoa’s East Coast Farming Expo has been moved forward and is on at the Wairoa Showgrounds on March 6-7 next year. Again it will offer a wide range of innovative farm products and plenty of interaction. File picture

Just under four months from now the annual East Coast Farming Expo will be under way again in Wairoa with another two days of innovation, interaction and excellence for a fourth year.

The event, hosted by the Wairoa A&P Society, will be at the showgrounds on March 6 and 7 next year.

“The interactive exhibits and seminars will give East Coast and Hawke’s Bay farming communities the opportunity to interact face-to-face with industry innovators and experts,” said event director Dave Martin.

“If you’re an East Coast/Hawke’s Bay farmer looking for the solutions to keep your business moving forward, or an agricultural innovator wanting to spread your message, this event is perfect.

“The whole point of the Expo is about acknowledging the importance of face-to-face interaction when it comes to learning about new technology.”

Mr Martin said farmers on the East Coast miss out on a lot, so the Expo was an opportunity for them to interact directly with specialist industry innovators, “but in a more intimate environment and closer to home”.

“There are huge opportunities for technology uptake, especially in sheep and beef farming, and our society is extremely excited about the potential of this Expo and being able to host it in our community.”

Mr Martin believes the Expo provides an ideal opportunity to launch new products or release new research and technology, straight to a target audience.

“Exhibits showcase innovative or technology-based products and/or services for the East Coast sheep and beef industry.

“Trade sites have been designed to provide an intimate platform for exhibitors to display their leading-edge products and services.”

The 2019 event sites will be arranged in a more centralised hub, providing the best experience for exhibitor and visitor alike.

“Equally, farmers and landowners can explore new ideas and have their questions answered, in an exclusive and specialised environment.”

The strategic sponsors acknowledged as East Coast Farming Expo gears up for the 2019 event will be the Eastland Group, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) and Rural News Group.

“We are excited to provide the opportunity for national businesses and East Coast farmers to mix at the 2019 Expo.” 

Mr Martin said the support received from exhibitors to hold the event again was amazing and provided the motivation for the Wairoa A&P Society to host the expo for the fourth time.

“It just shows how important the Expo is to businesses and farmers alike. It’s an event where innovation and technology know-how can be shared with those who will benefit from it the most,” he said.

“The seminar line-up is a real feature, with excellent speakers and inspiring topics. Presentations are timed so farmers can see both exhibitions and attend seminars.”

Eastland Group’s third year as a strategic sponsor will see the company bring a range of electric vehicles to the Expo.

“The Expo embraces innovation and looks to the future of farming and the wider community,” said Katherine Evett, Eastland Group’s Energy Champion.

“We set up Electric Village in Gisborne as New Zealand’s first community-focused energy hub.

“Our exhibits will include a range of the latest electric vehicles and bikes, which visitors will be able to test drive in the arena. We’ll also be there to talk about other emerging technologies and sharing ideas about how farms could be powered in the years to come.”

Tickets will be available online, closer to the event, or there will be a $10 gate charge.

Just under four months from now the annual East Coast Farming Expo will be under way again in Wairoa with another two days of innovation, interaction and excellence for a fourth year.

The event, hosted by the Wairoa A&P Society, will be at the showgrounds on March 6 and 7 next year.

“The interactive exhibits and seminars will give East Coast and Hawke’s Bay farming communities the opportunity to interact face-to-face with industry innovators and experts,” said event director Dave Martin.

“If you’re an East Coast/Hawke’s Bay farmer looking for the solutions to keep your business moving forward, or an agricultural innovator wanting to spread your message, this event is perfect.

“The whole point of the Expo is about acknowledging the importance of face-to-face interaction when it comes to learning about new technology.”

Mr Martin said farmers on the East Coast miss out on a lot, so the Expo was an opportunity for them to interact directly with specialist industry innovators, “but in a more intimate environment and closer to home”.

“There are huge opportunities for technology uptake, especially in sheep and beef farming, and our society is extremely excited about the potential of this Expo and being able to host it in our community.”

Mr Martin believes the Expo provides an ideal opportunity to launch new products or release new research and technology, straight to a target audience.

“Exhibits showcase innovative or technology-based products and/or services for the East Coast sheep and beef industry.

“Trade sites have been designed to provide an intimate platform for exhibitors to display their leading-edge products and services.”

The 2019 event sites will be arranged in a more centralised hub, providing the best experience for exhibitor and visitor alike.

“Equally, farmers and landowners can explore new ideas and have their questions answered, in an exclusive and specialised environment.”

The strategic sponsors acknowledged as East Coast Farming Expo gears up for the 2019 event will be the Eastland Group, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) and Rural News Group.

“We are excited to provide the opportunity for national businesses and East Coast farmers to mix at the 2019 Expo.” 

Mr Martin said the support received from exhibitors to hold the event again was amazing and provided the motivation for the Wairoa A&P Society to host the expo for the fourth time.

“It just shows how important the Expo is to businesses and farmers alike. It’s an event where innovation and technology know-how can be shared with those who will benefit from it the most,” he said.

“The seminar line-up is a real feature, with excellent speakers and inspiring topics. Presentations are timed so farmers can see both exhibitions and attend seminars.”

Eastland Group’s third year as a strategic sponsor will see the company bring a range of electric vehicles to the Expo.

“The Expo embraces innovation and looks to the future of farming and the wider community,” said Katherine Evett, Eastland Group’s Energy Champion.

“We set up Electric Village in Gisborne as New Zealand’s first community-focused energy hub.

“Our exhibits will include a range of the latest electric vehicles and bikes, which visitors will be able to test drive in the arena. We’ll also be there to talk about other emerging technologies and sharing ideas about how farms could be powered in the years to come.”

Tickets will be available online, closer to the event, or there will be a $10 gate charge.

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