Ag Minister O’Connor and columnist Rod Oram to speak in Hastings

Posted By HBFA | July 15, 2022

The Hawke’s Bay Future Farming Trust will be hosting a public dialogue with Minister Damien O’Connor, who holds the Agriculture, Trade, Biosecurity, and Rural Communities portfolios, and Rod Oram, business journalist for Newsroom and Newstalk ZB.
The Forum will be held on August 11, 6:30pm at Toitoi: The HB Arts and Events Centre. Admission is free.

HBFFT chair Liz Krawczyk says, “Our speakers will discuss the future direction of agriculture in the context of climate change. They’ll be taking questions from the audience which should make for a lively dialogue.”

“Resilience in the face of climate change and reducing GHG footprints are challenges the entire primary sector must address, and with the Government about to set climate policy for agriculture, these issues are top of mind with our region’s farmers and growers.”

Local winemaker Steve Smith will moderate the dialogue. Steve has served as Chancellor of Lincoln University, chaired the Sustainable Food and Fibres Future Fund, and was Ministerial appointee to the Primary Sector Council.

The Forum, 6:30pm on 11 August, is free, but the Trust asks attendees to register here for planning purposes. www.hbfuturefarming.org/contact-us.

Sponsored by the Hastings District Council, Napier Port and Bayleys Country.

For further details, contact HBFFT’s Dave France: 021 929 895, david@franceandco.nz



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