Bay of Plenty Regional Council staff will be on hand at the upcoming Effluent Expo for farmers in mid-March at Mystery Creek Events Centre in the Waikato.
They can answer any questions farmers have about effluent management, consenting processes and costs, how to stay compliant with consent, water takes and farm dumps.
Managing effluent on the farm is one of the more difficult things farmers need to deal with.
Regional Council Pollution Prevention Team Leader Steve Pickles says the Expo is an ideal time for Bay of Plenty farmers to have a chat with them about any issues relating to dairy farming.
Here to help
“We’re here to help farmers look after their environment and ensure their farm is both productive and sustainable. Managing effluent on the farm is one of the more difficult things farmers need to deal with, and we can offer advice and information on how to do it right.”
The Expo, now in its fifth year, focuses on high quality information on effluent management solutions. More than 50 suppliers are exhibiting, with outdoor demonstrations and seminars by industry experts.
“It’s a great opportunity for dairy farmers and farm workers to discuss and compare effluent solutions and issues in the one place, as well as discuss any concerns they might have about other activities on their farms,” says Steve.
The Expo is on Tuesday, March 17, from 9am to 3.30pm at the Mystery Creek Events Centre.