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Effluent expo feeds farmers’ brains

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Farmers will get something for the top two inches and something for the back end of their stock later this month at the annual Effluent and Environment Expo.
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The expo will be the biggest yet with more than 90 exhibitors and educational seminars over two days at Mystery Creek in Hamilton. 

The seminar line-up includes agribusiness commentator Jacqueline Rowarth and author Jana Hocken.

Hocken wrote The Lean Dairy Farm, the book helping farmers learn how to run more efficient, profitable dairy units. 

Social licence consultant Penny Clark-Hall will discuss the social licence and rebuilding trust from the ground up. 

“As well as browsing through the exhibitor sites farmers can choose to attend any of the seminars running throughout both days,” Expo organiser Amanda Hodgson said.

“We wanted to deliver a combination of education on effluent management and something for the top few inches, too, in our speaker slots this year. Making sure farmers are sorted in terms of their own well-being and mental health is crucial,” she says.

Former All Black coach Sir Graham Henry has been confirmed as the keynote speaker on the first day. He will talk about people management and culture and well being.

The expo follows a similar format to the 2018 event and is free for farmers to attend on November 19 and 20.  

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