The Primex 2022 Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo due to take place 19 to 21 May has been postponed following both the recent flooding and predicted adverse weather conditions.
The Expo provides a wide range of opportunities from paddock to plate offers and celebrity chefs to outdoor leisure and heavy machinery displays as well as an innovation hub and next-generation program.
CEO Bruce Wright said it had been a very difficult decision to make to postpone the field days.
‘However, the delay is unavoidable due to the impact that the floods and adverse weather conditions have had on the site at Casino,’ he said.
‘We appreciate the announcement of postponing may have an impact on some of our stakeholders, but we have provided as much notice as possible.
‘We want the 2022 Norco Primex Field Day event to be a great experience for exhibitors, customers, clients and visitors, and this simply is not possible to hold the event now under the current conditions.’
The recent floods and wet weather have impacted the site maintenance and restoration of the site and the exhibitor’s ability to access and activate their sites.
Norco’s General Manager of Rural Agriculture, Adrian Reck and one of the event’s major exhibitors, Dan Hoppy of Days Machinery, said they supported the decision given the recent catastrophic weather events.
‘This event provides, not just economic and educational opportunities in primary industries and agribusiness, but brings the community together in mateship,’ said Mr Reck
Mr Hoppy agreed saying that the ‘Primex Field Days have always been a quality rural event for everyone, and we look forward to exhibiting at the rescheduled event date’.
Organisers of Norco Primex will discuss future options with key stakeholders, with a view to holding the event between July and November 2022.
‘We are mindful that some of our local stakeholders are still overcoming the tragic events of the February and March 2022 floods,’ Mr Wright said.
‘We are also cognisant that the delay will also give many of our exhibitors and attendees additional time to prepare and attend the event.’