Funding assists Agrotrend in supporting the community

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agrotrend funding
Funding has been awarded to Agrotrend this year as part of Bundaberg Regional Council's Partnerships and Sponsorships grant program.Photo: www.agrotrend.com.au

Agrotrend will receive a financial boost to help the annual event thrive in 2019 thanks to a grant program by Bundaberg Regional Council.

A total of $5000 has been awarded to the Bundaberg Field Day Society (Rotary Club of Bundaberg) as part of the Partnerships and Sponsorships grant program.

Divisional representative Cr Steve Cooper said Council was a long-time supporter of Agrotrend and the application for financial assistance would help the annual event to thrive.

“The acquired funding will enable the organisation to purchase their own equipment for on-going use and cover labour and equipment costs or their event,” Cr Cooper said.

Agrotrend has been running for 42 years in the region and Cr Cooper said the agricultural showcase was a significant contributor to Bundaberg’s economy, tourism and community support.

“Bundaberg Field Day Society is a part of the Rotary Club of Bundaberg who work hard to provide the region with a fantastic event highlighting all things agriculture each year,” Cr Cooper said.

“Any funds raised go back into the Bundaberg community with a number of community groups directly benefiting from the event itself such as Riding for Disabled, Rum City Vintage Machinery Club, Cancer Council and more.

Positive growth

Agrotrend event manager Ainsley Gatley said the organisation was extremely grateful to receive this year's funding which would help the event to continue going from strength to strength.

“Over the past three years the event has grown from 65 exhibitors and 6,000 attendees to 150 exhibitors and 13,000 attendees in 2018- a monumental effort for our community,” Ms Gatley said.

“It has become a real positive movement and we are pleased to carry on with our delivery of everything agricultural-related through this event.”

Ms Gatley said Agrotrend would be held at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct on May 10-11 from 9am.

“This year event-goers can expect lots of trade displays as well as the ever-popular alpacas,” Ms Gatley said.

“There will be big machinery showing all the latest technology, a wood chopping competition, agility dogs demonstration, free workshops for farmers and of course, the famous rodeo.

“It will be a fantastic event for the whole family.”

To find out more about the 2019 Agrotrend go to
http://www.agrotrend.com.au

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