54th International Fair Of Agriculture And Food
Fair date : 20th - 25th August, 2016
54. INTERNATIONAL FAIR OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD AGRA – FRUITS OF SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS AND BREAKTHROUGH EXPERTISE
This year's AGRA Fair will be in Gornja Radgona, at Slovenia's crossroads with Croatia, Austria and Hungary, and will pay special attention to the International Year of Legumes. Hungary will be the partner country, with national and regional presentations given by many other countries.
Agra will present all that we need for the production of health-friendly foods and in a way friendly to the environment, as well as top class produce, nutritional products, dishes and wine. The most prominent state, chambers, economic and professional institutions are cooperating in the exhibition spaces and in the preparation of professional events and the presentations.
Organic farming and foods, forest and timber management, and agricultural techniques for safe and environmentally friendly farming will be joined by presentations of animals in stalls, in the arena and at professional events. On show will also be Slovenian autochthonous breeds of animals, cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and goats, beekeeping, small animals, pond fish and Karst shepherd dogs. All who deal in agriculture professionally or as amateurs will be attracted by the presentations in the central fair garden, a permacultural garden, a Gain subsistence garden and exhibition field in which will be displayed not only legumes but also other vegetables, grass mixtures, edible corn, industrial hemp, herbs and aromatic plants.
An oasis of green business opportunities will also be the plantation of hops, a selection of Slovenian vines, old varieties of apple trees and a forest park plantation.
Accompanying the AGRA Fair will be valid expert consultations, professional and social gatherings, markets, tastings, competitions and entertainment events.
The biennial 20th International Fair of Packaging, Packing Techniques and Logistics, INPAK will run at the same time.
CONNECTING WITH SLOVENES ABROAD
The Government Office for Slovenians Abroad will commemorate its 25 years of liaisons with neighbouring countries and Slovenians around the world already at the opening ceremony of the AGRA Fair. They will present Slovene cultural groups from Carinthia, the Raba region, the Province of Trieste region and Gorski Kotor. In the exhibition area MKGP, Agroslomak will have an information stand. Slovenes from the Raba region will separately mark their fair day on Monday, 22 8. 2016.
This year the AGRA Fair partner country will be Hungary, which will present its range of food and nutrition industry, cuisine, tourist offers, equipment for the food and nutrition industry and agricultural machinery. Presented at the exhibition will be also other countries with collective presentations: Serbia with the autonomous province of Vojvodina, Belarus, Austria, Poland and the region of Međimurje County and County Chamber Sisak from Croatia.
Agra will present excellent crops, livestock breeding, wine-growing, fruit growing and forestry machinery, tools and equipment, food and wine, organic food, seeds and seedlings, resources for human and plant protection and animals, equipment for the food-processing industry, wine production and viticulture, products for sustainable construction and the use of renewable energy sources.
The Slovenian food industry will play an important role; it will present particular branches, such as cereals, wine production and fruit growing with collective performances.
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