MPI getting down to business at the 2013 Fieldays

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The Ministry for Primary Industries is looking forward to talking rural business success as sponsor of the Premier Feature at the National Agricultural Fieldays in June.

MPI will have a Hub in the Main Pavilion at the Mystery Creek event, as well as running a series of seminars that will be open to all visitors.

"The National Agricultural Fieldays will be a showcase for New Zealand’s primary industries and an excellent venue for talking about how to ensure future growth," says MPI Director-General Wayne McNee.

"It’s an event where rural people of every kind come together and we’re excited to be part of it.

"MPI views its role as partnering with and enabling the primary industries, with a particular focus on supporting growth in the value of exports. This will be built on an understanding of industry participants’ challenges and opportunities.

"The Fieldays theme, Getting down to business in the global economy, is one that MPI relates to strongly. We invite visitors to attend our seminars where we will tease out what this means in practice, or visit us at the Hub.

"We’d like visitors to leave with a better sense of what MPI does and why it matters to them."

Jon Calder, NZ National Agricultural Fieldays CEO says, "Fieldays’ focus has always been on the advancement of New Zealand Agriculture on the domestic and now global stage.

"New Zealand's export growth is critical to our success as a nation, and MPI play a vital role in working with and supporting the Primary Sector to deliver and realise its potential. Fieldays' partnership with MPI creates new opportunities to work together and explore fresh ways to take New Zealand's Agriculture and Primary Sector to the world."

New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays will be held 12 to 15 June 2013 at Mystery Creek Events Centre, 10 minutes south of Hamilton.

For more information, head to the Fieldays website

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