The day, which is expected to attract levy-paying farmers from around the country, will include virtual tours of several of Gisborne’s sheep and beef farms as well as a field trip to Tangihanga Station.
The day will conclude with a presentation from high-profile Marlborough farmer and author Doug Avery which has been organised by Farming Women Tairawhiti.
Hastings-based B+LNZ’s Eastern North Island extension manager Mark Harris says this is the first time Gisborne has hosted the industry-good organisation’s Annual Meeting.
“It is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the region to farmers, Directors and B+LNZ staff.
“They can come and see first-hand why Gisborne produces some of this country’s best sheep and beef- and why it is home to some of NZ’s top operators.”
The day-long event is open to all levy-paying farmers and anyone with an interest in the sheep and beef industry.
Harris says further details will be released in the coming weeks, but he urges people to save the date.
“It will be a great opportunity to meet the people behind B+LNZ and get out on-farm to see the sort of work the organisation is involved with in supporting farmers to grow their businesses.”