Sitting on the northern border of Slovakia's bread-basket, an area of flat cultivated land stretching to the Danube River, thousands of people descend on the city of Nitra (90 km east of Bratislava, for what one promoter described as "Agro-Disney."
The gates of the 24th annual Agrokomplex, a huge week-long agriculture and food fair, will open on August 14. Agrokomplex '97 will host 783 companies from 24 countries, presenting their products and services in the agriculutural sector. The exhibition area of Agrokomplex is the largest in Slovakia, exactly 148.5 hectares.
The greatest number of exhibitors this year are dairy, meat and wine producers. Agrokomplex showcases agriculture industry technology, products, machines, and working units outside in an open space. Visitors, both specialists and the general public, can make their way through a forest of combines, tractors, plows and other machinery. Three huge halls display local exhibits along with international ones in an atmosphere that breeds trade.
Agrokomplex will present regional agriculture producers and regional food producers in individual stands. This year Agrokomplex will also provide a peak into the past by showing an old fashioned way to bake bread, make oil, or other food supplies. Don't miss the cow and pig auction way in the rear of the exhibition area.
17. Jul 1997 at 0:00 | Andrea Lörinczová