OPINION: The East Coast Farming Expo has been home to robust conversations since its first event almost five years ago.
The two-day event, hosted by Wairoa Community Development Trust, will be held at the Wairoa A&P showgrounds on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 February 2020.
“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,” said event manager Sue Wilson.
“There are huge opportunities for technology uptake, especially in sheep and beef farming, and we’re excited about the expo’s potential and being able to host it in our community.”
Some of the trade exhibits at the event will include solar energy, weather data mapping, new yarding systems, soil and vegetation mapping, feeding systems, GIS mapping, irrigation, genetics and communication systems.
Wilson says the expo is an ideal opportunity to launch new products and release new research and technology, straight to a target audience. “Farmers and landowners can explore new ideas and have their questions answered in an exclusive and specialised environment.”
Event director Dave Martin says the event provides the opportunity for national businesses and East Coast farmers to mix.
“It’s where innovation and technology knowhow can be shared with those who will benefit from it the most.”