The Hawke’s Bay Future Farming Trust will be hosting a public dialogue with Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, who also holds the Biosecurity, Rural Communities, Land Information, Trade and Export Growth portfolios, and Rod Oram, business journalist and Newsroom sustainability commentator, on August 11 at Toitoi: The HB Arts and Events Centre.

Rod Oram

They will discuss the future direction and challenges of NZ/HB agriculture in the context of climate change and engage with the evening’s audience.

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 you to register here for planning purposes.

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

More on the HB Future Farming Trust here.

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