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Countdown on for 2018 Wairoa Expo

The East Coast Farming Expo to be held at the Wairoa A&P Society grounds has begun its six-month countdown to showtime.

The two-day event, which is hosted by the Society will be held on April 11 and 12, next year.

Two days of 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.

“If you are an East Coast/Hawke’s Bay farmer looking for the answers to keep your business moving forward, or an agricultural innovator wanting to spread your message, this event is perfect,” said ???????event director Dave Martin.

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

“Farmers on the East Coast miss out a lot so the expo is 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 said.

Trade exhibits will include new yarding systems, soil and vegetation mapping, feeding systems, GIS mapping, finance options, innovation, technology, irrigation, genetics and communication systems.

“Strategic sponsors for the event as well as guest speakers will be announced nearer the time,” Mr Martin said.

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

Mr Martin said the expo was an ideal opportunity to launch new products or release new research and technology, directly to a target audience.

“Exhibits must 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 showcase their leading edge products and services,” he said.

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

More information is available on the East Coast Farming Expo website at www.eastcoast.co.nz.

CONVERSATIONS: Agricultural business teams including husband and wife partnerships, managers, stock managers, shepherds, business partners, accountants and financial advisors can go to the East Coast Farming Expo and have serious conversations with exhibitors about innovative opportunities to farm smarter. File picture