Organisers of the 65th Australian National Field Days (ANFD) have set out to attract the serious farm visitor, offering a variety of displays and practical demonstrations to reflect the diversity of agriculture in the state’s Central West.
“The ANFD is held in the midst of a very diverse agricultural region,” Field Days chairman Dan Toohey said.
“They will provide information, demonstrations and exhibits relevant to a broad range of primary producers. We’ve become more proactive now about trying to attract all farm visitors from the hobby farmers to the broad acre and larger livestock properties.
“Livestock and grazing are very important here and we are on the fringe of a very large cropping area.
“There’s a lot of horticulture in the region with apples and cherries and viticulture is another area rapidly growing.
“The number of people who come through the gates is important, but it’s more important for us to deliver to the 500 or so exhibitors the customers they want.
“The whole region benefits from the event, with millions of dollars to be pumped into the local economy,” he said.
Australian National Field Days administration manager Jayne West said the 2016 event was shaping up to be extremely strong, with the number of new exhibitors significant. “We are very pleased with the number of exhibitors booking sites and the number of new companies keen to display with us for the first time,” Ms West said.
“The ANFD site is a picture with grassed sites, sealed roads, permanent facilities and a wide range of catering facilities.”
The feature for this year’s event is MSM Milling and the Manildra Group.
The exhibition will allow visitors to follow the progress of raw materials from paddock to plate through an innovative, imaginative and interactive journey.
Exhibitors have a truly focused target audience to market their products and services to, with exhibitors leaving the 2015 Field Days satisfied with inquires and sales.
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