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Farming future arrives

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March 21, 2017

The 2017 Future Farming Expo is coming to Rochester on April 5.

ROCHESTER is moving into the future.

The 2017 Future Farming Expo is coming to town on April 5 and will feature farmers, scientists and industry experts sharing their research, experience and ideas on strategies to future proof farms.

The North Central and Goulburn Broken Central Management Authority’s (CMA) have teamed up to present the fifth annual expo.

‘‘This expo will include opportunities for farmers and their families to learn and share practical tips and strategies to help achieve their goals to overcome current and future challenges,” Goulburn Broken CMA regional landcare facilitator Ashley Rogers said.

Speakers include Nathan Scott of Achieve Ag solutions, who has a background in prime lamb production and a passion for improving the productivity and profitability of livestock enterprises.

Mike Stephens from Meridian Agriculture will also speak, sharing his extensive experience in directing, managing and advising small and medium sized businesses across the agricultural industry.

The expo will also feature interactive workshop sessions where there will be opportunities to learn about setting up farming businesses for current and future generations.

As well as agricultural trade and marketing, boosting water-use efficiency in irrigation enterprises and uncovering the secrets of climate models and outlooks.

The Future Farming Expo is free and will be held at Rochester Shire Hall, 45 Mackay St, Rochester from 9.30am to 3pm.

Places are limited and an RSVP is essential. Full details can be found at bit.ly/farmingexpo, searching ‘Future Farming Expo’ at eventbrite.com.au, info@nccma.vic.gov.au or 5448 7124.

All are urged to include dietary requirements and the preferred workshop sessions when booking.

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