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International Agri-Leaders Visit Wairarapa Showcase Farms

International Agri-Leaders Visit Wairarapa Showcase Farms

Pirinoa School Set to Receive Funds

Over 130 of Australasia’s leading agribusiness professionals will visit two farms in Pirinoa, South Wairarapa, next week (Wednesday 23rd March), as part of the annual Platinum Primary Producers (PPP) ‘Capital Connections; winds of change’ Conference.

The delegation, which includes well-known industry leaders and commentators such as Steven Carden, CEO of Landcorp Farming Ltd, Prof. Jacqueline Rowarth from the University of Waikato, Malborough farmer, Doug Avery, and James Parsons, Chairman of Beef + Lamb NZ, will spend time at the Warren family’s Romney stud, Turanganui, and the Weatherstone family’s dairy farm, Rotopai.

The field trip concludes a three day event in Wellington discussing the ‘winds of change’ currently sweeping across the farming landscapes of New Zealand and Australasia. A key component of the Wairarapa visit will be a fundraising event for Pirinoa rural school, which is hoping to upgrade its heat pumps and wifi system.

PPP Chairman and local Wairarapa farmer, Shane McManaway, says the PPP Group, which comprises the most influential, positive and innovative agribusiness professionals in Australasia, is always committed to helping rural communities.

“We are visiting two spectacular farms in the tight knit, rural community of Pirinoa. Farms, which I am proud to say, demonstrate farming practices at their absolute best. And I can’t think of a better way to show our appreciation than to support the local community hub – Pirinoa School.”

The Group hopes to raise between $5,000 and $10,000 for the school, which will be catering and serving lunch for the delegates.

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