Although Agrotrend 2019 will provide a focus on the industries supporting the diverse agricultural enterprises across the Bundaberg Region, the annual event offers so much more with a strong emphasis on showcasing the great lifestyle opportunities the region offers.
Agrotrend, now in its 42nd year, will provide another bumper program when it unfolds at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11.
Event organiser Ainsley Gatley said Agrotrend had been a part of the Bundaberg Region events landscape since 1978 and in recent years had staged a remarkable resurgence.
”Now run by the Rotary Club of Bundaberg, we will be looking to surpass Agrotrend 2018 which attracted a record 13,000 visitors over the two days of the event.
“Agrotrend is a must for the man on the land,” said Ainsley.
Agforum part of Agrotrend 2019
“The event pulls together industry representatives from every conceivable field of agriculture, demonstrating the latest in farming technology and providing displays and expert commentary on any and every farming scenario.
“Part of the event will include the Bundaberg Agforum to be held at CQUniversity on Friday from 7am until noon,” said Ainsley.
“This forum will explore a myriad of topics with a focus on market penetration domestically and within Asian regions. There will also be expert commentary on agricultural investment.”
Ainsley said intending participants should register for the Forum which offers a complimentary breakfast. Links to the Forum can be found on the Agrotrend 2019 website.
“Agrotrend also offers some fabulous entertainment including the dog obedience demonstrations, woodchopping competition and the amazing skill of Keith Gall and his chainsaw sculptor demonstrations.
“Throw in a tractor pull, vintage machinery, live music, a BBQ Battle and a ping pong ball drop offering great prizes and you can see it’s non-stop rolling entertainment.
“Saturday evening is an absolute corker with the Rotary Rodeo event. It’s a great time to kick up your heels while the bulls and the cowboys kick up some dust.”
Gates open at 4pm and tickets are available at the gate with hot food and drinks and a bar operating.
Agrotrend is family orientated
Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Trevor said Agrotrend was one of the most anticipated events on the local calendar.
“It surpasses simply being an event where farmers can come and browse the latest in farm machinery and technology. This a family orientated event offering diverse entertainment.
“The fact that the Rotary Club of Bundaberg runs the event is a win for the local and international projects Rotary supports.
“The Recreational Precinct is a great location for Agrotrend 2019, well laid out and with plenty of room,” Cr Trevor said.
Agrotrend 2019 gets underway on Friday from 9am until 5pm and on Saturday from 9am until 3pm.
Admission is $10 for adults with children 15 and under admitted free. Pensioners, on the presentation of their card, can gain admission with a gold coin donation.