The Slovenia Times

Agra Fair blends tradition, technology


Almost 1,800 exhibitors from 30 countries will be showcased over an area of 70,000 square metres, and Janez Erjavec, CEO of Pomurski sejem, the organiser of the event, expects between 120,000 and 130,000 visitors to come to the fair this year.

Hungary will act as partner country and multiple firms will be featured in a presentation by the Hungarian National Trading House, an export promotion agency.

Special presentations will also be held of Belarus, Poland, Serbia and the Zagreb and Međimurje regions of Croatia.

Thematically, the focus will be on legumes, organic farming, locally grown food, hemp, forestry and agricultural technology, announced Pomurski sejem.

The fair typically features the latest in agricultural technology, a tradition that it continues this year, as well as workshops and seminars for farmers and agricultural firms.

Among others, several seminars will be held on topical issues in agriculture and food-processing industry. Slovenian breeds of domestic animals, beekeeping, and small animals and fishes will also be presented.

Running along the main programme will be various events to liven up the fair, such as polka and tug of war competitions, a traditional wedding and a meeting of old-timer Steyr tractors.

The fair will be formally opened by Prime Minister Miro Cerar.


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