Press Release – Federated Farmers
A ‘Farming in Drought’ Farm Day will be held in Wellington on Sunday 17 March. Free and open to the public, it is intended to show how farmers and farms cope with drought.
“Given current drought conditions, we feel the public will want to know more about both how we and our farm animals cope,” says Jamie Falloon, Federated Farmers Wairarapa provincial president, whose province is likely to be declared in drought this week.
“Wellington’s Farm Day runs on Sunday 17 March between 10am and 3pm at the Battle Hill Farm Forest Park in Pauatahanui. We are bringing in other types of farm animals so it is a great chance to meet farmers and have a family outing close to Wellington.
“Drought is a huge challenge to any farmer and because our province covers Wellington, we want to show our public what we do with everything from pasture right through to animal welfare,” Mr Falloon explained.
“Of course there is a family fun emphasis at all events so if you can get to Wellington on Sunday, 17 March, I think people will get some real insights into farming in drought.”
To find out more about Federated Farmers’ ‘Farming in Drought’ Farm Days, or to get directions, visit www.farmday.co.nz.
Sunday 17 March 2013 (10am – 3pm):
§ Wellington - Greater Wellington Regional Council, Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui.