The 2015 Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek on March 17 will be bigger than ever with at least 57 exhibitors taking part.
“Interest in the expo from both exhibitors and farmers is growing each year,” says expo organiser and environmental farming systems adviser Electra Kalaugher.
The Effluent Expo at Mystery Creek is a one-stop shop to support farmers in upgrading their effluent systems.
“It’s great that the expo is really being seen throughout the industry as a one-stop shop to support farmers in upgrading their effluent systems.
“We were especially happy to note that about half the expo’s visitors last year were farm owners, who are the decision makers for major investments like upgrading their effluent systems.”
At this year’s event the exhibition hall and outdoor area will once again be the venue for companies displaying specialist machinery and equipment, infrastructure, and design and consultation services all focused on effluent management.
“Seminars will also be held upstairs in the hall, but there will be fewer of them, giving more time for everyone to thoroughly discuss the topics.”
This year will also feature a small outdoor grandstand, where visitors can watch demonstrations of irrigation systems during seminars conducted by Debbie Care from AgVice.
“We also plan to have a food area and coffee cart outside this year, to make better use of the outdoor area and make it a good day out,” says Electra.
The expo, organised by Waikato Regional Council and sponsored by DairyNZ, has the support of Federated Farmers and the milk companies and will also be promoted by the Bay of Plenty and Taranaki regional councils as an event where farmers can learn about the latest developments in effluent management.
Organisers are hoping to exceed last year’s attendance numbers of 650, when the majority of attendees were from the Waikato, although some farmers came from as far away as Northland, Taranaki and the Wairarapa.
The 2015 Effluent Expo will be held at Hamilton’s Mystery Creek Events Centre on Tuesday, March 17. Questions about the Expo can be emailed to