New date for farm expo suits farmers and organisers

REVVING IT UP: Minister of Primary Industries, Damien O’Connor at last year’s event. Picture supplied

Landowners, farmers and industry leaders have responded positively to the East Coast Farming Expo’s new date. The two-day event on March 6 and 7 brings the expo forward one month and into the fairer weather of late summer.

Expo director Dave Martin, said he was happy with the decision to change the date and feedback had confirmed an event earlier on the calendar suited attendees, speakers and trade exhibitors.

“The main point of the expo has always been to make it accessible to as many people as possible.

“There’s no denying the weather has been a little unkind in previous years. but we also wanted to nudge the event forward a few weeks when the farming calendar is more open, to give everyone the best possible opportunity to attend.”

Expo manager Sue Wilson said the coordination of trade exhibitors and speakers was in full swing with confirmed attendees growing daily.

“It’s great to see our return sponsors and trade exhibitors. I think there is a feeling in the industry that the expo is providing something really valuable. And as each year passes, we’re building on that,” she said.

Ms Wilson said they were pleased to welcome back speaker Jacqueline Rowarth who gave a “brilliant” presentation last year.

“We also welcome farm specialist Julia Jones; plant science professor Dr Derrick Moot and managing director of agKnowledge, Doug Edmeade.

Mr Martin said the company trade exhibits and public seminars were the ideal place for Hawke’s Bay and East Coast farmers to talk to industry innovators and experts.

“The expo is the perfect venue for launching new products or releasing new research and technology straight to the target audience. Farmers and landowners can explore new ideas and have their questions answered by experts on the ground.

“If you are a Hawke’s Bay or East Coast farmer wanting to keep your business moving, or an agricultural innovator wanting to spread your message, this event will help.

“The expo is all about creating opportunities for sheep and beef farmers to network, educate, learn and celebrate agricultural innovation, Mr Martin said.

For more information go to www.eastcoastexpo.co.nz.

Landowners, farmers and industry leaders have responded positively to the East Coast Farming Expo’s new date. The two-day event on March 6 and 7 brings the expo forward one month and into the fairer weather of late summer.

Expo director Dave Martin, said he was happy with the decision to change the date and feedback had confirmed an event earlier on the calendar suited attendees, speakers and trade exhibitors.

“The main point of the expo has always been to make it accessible to as many people as possible.

“There’s no denying the weather has been a little unkind in previous years. but we also wanted to nudge the event forward a few weeks when the farming calendar is more open, to give everyone the best possible opportunity to attend.”

Expo manager Sue Wilson said the coordination of trade exhibitors and speakers was in full swing with confirmed attendees growing daily.

“It’s great to see our return sponsors and trade exhibitors. I think there is a feeling in the industry that the expo is providing something really valuable. And as each year passes, we’re building on that,” she said.

Ms Wilson said they were pleased to welcome back speaker Jacqueline Rowarth who gave a “brilliant” presentation last year.

“We also welcome farm specialist Julia Jones; plant science professor Dr Derrick Moot and managing director of agKnowledge, Doug Edmeade.

Mr Martin said the company trade exhibits and public seminars were the ideal place for Hawke’s Bay and East Coast farmers to talk to industry innovators and experts.

“The expo is the perfect venue for launching new products or releasing new research and technology straight to the target audience. Farmers and landowners can explore new ideas and have their questions answered by experts on the ground.

“If you are a Hawke’s Bay or East Coast farmer wanting to keep your business moving, or an agricultural innovator wanting to spread your message, this event will help.

“The expo is all about creating opportunities for sheep and beef farmers to network, educate, learn and celebrate agricultural innovation, Mr Martin said.

For more information go to www.eastcoastexpo.co.nz.

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