The Agrotech and Las-Expo expo have been an excellent chance for farmers to the meet Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Ryszard Zarudzki. The Minister was ready to take questions from those interested in agricultural matters

The meeting of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development with farmers
The meeting of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development with farmers

The meeting was opened by Agata Wojtyszek -  Świętokrzyskie Voivode who emphasized the importance of agriculture for the region. The Lady Voivode also pointed out to the Province's extensive farmlands.  - May the farmer profession enjoy respect - this is a true mission - said Agata Wojtyszek.

Ryszard Zarudzki emphasized the Polish authorities' efforts in promoting domestic agriculture abroad.  The minister also encouraged to become an active participant of the -Agrotech expo as the trade-show offers a whole range of possibilities.  Becoming familiar with the equipment, making inquiries with the producers, requesting colleagues' opinion is the best utilisation of the opportunity - Ryszard Zarudzki told the farmers.  The minister stressed the importance of the expo - This is a true one-stop-shop option which makes it possible to make decisions on a comprehensive farm restructurisation.  Here you can meet people who help you fill out your applications, suggest how to write a good business plan - added Ryszard Zarudzki.      

The Minister emphasized that Świętokrzyskie agriculture is not only based on fruit farmers, but also poultry , pigs and cattle farms.  Ryszard Zarudzki also emphasized the beekeeping and forest management significance.

The farmers were very interested in the government representative's presentations.. A Q&A session with the Minister followed.  The meeting participants were mainly interested in financial issues - subsidies for seed material, structural pensions and support in the face of the Russian embargo.  Farmers were also curious about biosecurity and ecology.

Agrotech and Las-Expo continue until Sunday.  The show welcomes visitors on Saturday from 9.00 to 17.00 and on Sunday from 9.00 to 16.00.


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