The NZ Effluent Expo Event, taking place in Hamilton next month, has been rebranded and opened up to include more than just effluent due to feedback from the farming community.
The event is now called the NZ Effluent & Environment Expo – and is on this November 19-20 at Mystery Creek events centre, Hamilton.
Expo organiser Amanda Hodgson says the new strategy is in response to pressure from farmers searching for more answers on managing their total environmental footprint, including effluent management.
“Management of a farm’s total environment is under the spotlight more than ever, so farmers are asking for wider solutions than just how to manage effluent around their dairies or dairy housing systems.
“Effluent management is still the expo’s primary focus for now, but we can see potential to broaden that out to offer farmers advice, products and services across the entire farm environment package.
“This is the really just the start of a journey.”
Amanda says the expo is a collaborative approach to developing awareness and outcomes for effluent, environment, biosecurity and consumer challenges that farmers face as food producers.
A new brand and logo will capture the expo’s broader focus and appeal to other livestock farming sectors and companies that service them.
“And a new layout, with extra sites, that takes in the entire Event Centre pavilion at Mystery Creek, means there is scope to increase exhibitor numbers to more than 100.”
Amanda says this year’s expo will follow a similar format to the highly successful 2018 event and remain free for farmers to attend, thanks to the generosity of sponsors.
Farmers are encouraged to register for this free event, as well as each seminar, at: www.effluentexpo.co.nz/farmer-registration