This year AgriFood Week is spreading its wings to districts outside of the Manawatū. One of the events of interest is Tararua District Council’s Land Diversification Forum on Monday 16 March, in Pahiatua.
AgFirst have reassessed the soil and climate information, looked at nutrient leaching mitigation qualities of the crops and their soil management requirements, water use, labour requirements and markets, and economics.
AgFirst will present their information first, followed by presentations from:
Land Use Optimisation is one of the nine opportunities identified in the Manawatū-Whanganui Economic Action Plan thanks to the region’s great soils (18% class 1, despite comprising only 8% of New Zealand’s land area) and our close proximity to expertise at Massey University, in particular Food HQ.
This forum is open to land-owners, investors, educators, scientists, food processors and interested parties. It will be highly informative and interesting, so contact Angela.firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot today.
What: Land Diversification Forum
When: 10am – 3pm, Monday 16 March
Where: Masters Hall in Pahiatua