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PRIMEX is back bigger, better, and sooner than ever, boasting the biggest display of agricultural machinery and equipment including the establishment of three new industry hubs.

The new Health and Wellbeing Hub sees Primex working with government and other support groups to bring a range of health experts together onsite. ‘People in the rural and farm sector pride themselves on their resilience and may not treat their own health as a priority,’ Mr Wright said.

‘Our onsite Health Hub will offer the opportunity to receive health advice and a range of checkups including general health, oral and skin cancer checks amongst a range of others.’

The Forestry and Timber Industry Collective will showcase the latest information on regenerative farming and tree planting and the practical outcomes from plantation forestry with integration of farms and trees for long-term economic and environmental benefits.

‘Not only is the timber and forestry important for sustaining the building industry, it is also part of our low-carbon future heading toward CN30,’ Mr Wright said. ‘Service providers will give practical advice regarding support for landowners in assessing their land and reforestation options.’

The new Affordable Housing, Home and Lifestyle Hub will showcase the best suppliers, ideas, and products for investment in the region in residential, commercial, industrial, and lifestyle sectors.

‘With agri-tourism opportunities extended, farms can now offer accommodation for up to 20 people. Farmers now have an exciting new revenue stream available to them and we have a variety of cost-effective housing options onsite to see firsthand.’

Southern Cross University will host a panel discussing ‘The Future of Farming’ on Friday and the Opening Day will feature the inaugural Sourdough ‘Women In Business Breakfast’.

The Nourish Food & Drink Festival will showcase local food and beverage producers with cooking demos from native food queen Mindy Woods and author and wellness chef Samantha Gowing.

Other Primex highlights include the Farm Animal Nursery, Daily Wildlife Twins Shows, Battle of the Breeds, helicopter joyflights, 4WDs, and the Outdoor Leisure and Lifestyle Showcase.

Norco Primex 2023 runs from Thursday May 11 until Saturday May 13, 9am–4pm daily at the Richmond Valley Events Centre located at Cassino Drive, Casino.

For the full program and discounted online tickets go to primex.net.au.

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