The South East’s largest agricultural and machinery show, Farm Expo, will return for its fourth year at Kent Showground, Maidstone on 1 March 2023. The event will showcase the best of farming machinery, goods, and services from national and international suppliers. 

Launched in 2019 with the aim of connecting farming merchants and buyers, Farm Expo has rapidly become a key date in the diary for both agri businesses and visitors. More than 100 exhibitors are expected to attend, showcasing the latest in innovative equipment and technology in all sectors of farming, land management and related businesses. 

The organisers promise “an opportunity to see live demonstrations, view equipment and machinery up close and have access to a wide variety of expert knowledge – all in one place”. 

Alongside the trade stands on offer, Farm Expo’s seminar programme will add an additional draw. In 2022, visitors heard from a number of speakers on the topic of 21st Century Farming: Evolving in a Changing Landscape. 

The programme covered themes such as diversification, regenerative soil practices, natural capital and succession. The headline seminar for 2023 is set again to look at major issues facing the agricultural industry, with personal anecdotes and words of wisdom from the panel of speakers. 

Julian Barnes, Chairman of the Kent County Agricultural Society, said: “Farmers have never before faced as many challenges as they do now. With today’s society ever changing, new barriers are thrown up continually, whether it be sustainability, an economic crisis or the lasting impact of Covid-19. Farmers are having to constantly diversify and evolve.

“It is more important than ever that Farm Expo brings farmers the knowledge and innovation needed to help their businesses not just survive but thrive. With the range of exhibitors and other resources on offer, Farm Expo is an important date in the calendar for farmers to meet their peers and see developments in the industry.”