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Record Numbers At Norhtland Field Days

Record Numbers At Norhtland Field Days

A RECORD number of exhibitors have signed up for the 2013 Northland Field Days according to president Lew Duggan.

90% of the 32ha facility had been booked as of January 23, leaving just 43 full sites for any exhibitors still sitting on the fence about the event.

Event coordinator Meagan Edmonds says that an average of two companies sign up to show at the 2013 event a day.

“As the interest in available sites is high, I am letting potential exhibitors know that the sites they might be looking at today, may be gone tomorrow.”

A higher dairy payout and the event's new February 21-13 new dates are behind the shift according to Duggan as many see now as the right time to expand their share of the steadily growing agricultural industry.

"Better scheduling between The Northland field days and regional events in the Central Districts and the South Island has meant that more buisnesses can actually make the trip up to Dargaville without missing out on the other two events," says Duggan.

"And with last season's good weather and this season's higher payout it makes sense for exhibitors to be getting their name out as much as they can."

Visitors will be amazed by the variety of exhibitors as well as the number according to Duggan with exhibitors coming from all different corners of the earth with a wide range of things to show to farmers.

"We have one exhibitor returning from Australia," says Duggan. "It doesn't matter if you're a farmer, a lifestyle block owner or if you live in a town, There will be plenty for you to see and do at the 2013 Northland Field Days."

Duggan was especially impressed with the lifestyle tent turnout and says they considered adding a fourth lifestyle marquee to cope with demand.

"Olive oil, crafts, liqueur, paintings. I was amazed by the range of exhibitors in the lifestyle pavilion this year."

The Northland Field Days will be held from February 21-23 in Dargaville, two and a half hours North of Auckland. For more information call Meagan on 09 439 8998, email info@northlandfielddays.co.nz or visit the website http://www.northlandfielddays.co.nz


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