Agrokomplex opens its gates

This year’s exhibition has more discussions with experts and a family programme.

(Source: Martin Havran)

The 44th year of the international agricultural and food exhibition Agrokomplex welcomed its first visitors. More than 600 exhibitors from 12 countries present themselves in Nitra at an area of almost 56,000 square metres. Agrokomplex lasts until Sunday, August 20.

This year’s exhibition differs from that of previous years in that it has more expert discussions and programmes for families. Interactive pavilion F is dedicated to an exhibition of Slovak village now and then. The aim is to use an interesting format to teach children about Slovakia.

It is the twelfth year of the National exhibition of farm animals. New will be a presentation of new kind of sheep, Slovenská dojná ovca (Slovak milk sheep).

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Free area is focused on agricultural technique, accompanied by an exhibition of work on the field, breeding of animals and final products sold in shops. The whole presentation is supplemented with attendant programme for experts and competitions for children.

Arable farming is presented at exhibition places Days of Field and Vegetable, Fruit of the Year. Visitors can taste the best Slovak food products in M1 pavilion wherethe Farmárske trhy (Farmer’s market) will be held. Traditional Slovak products are offered at Coop Expo. Folk traditions and handicrafts can be seen in pavilion M2, alongside a presentation of science, research and schooling. There will also be a 14-metres long aquarium of fish.

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