More support for agricultural shows and field days is on the way thanks to the NSW Nationals in the federal government.
Agriculture Minister and Nationals Deputy Leader David Littleproud announced 110 events will share in more than $710,000 in supplementary expenses claims under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days programme.
“Almost $34 million has already gone out to the 378 shows and field days approved for funding for costs paid from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020,” Mr Littleproud said.
“With the help of the Nationals in Government, our agricultural shows and field days are bouncing back from the pandemic. This is a tribute to the hard work of their volunteers and support from local communities,” he said.
“These events are at the heart of our rural and regional communities and help farmers stay competitive by sharing innovation and new ways of doing business.
“The Nationals in Government are committed to ensuring agricultural shows and field days are in the best position possible to continue in 2021 and beyond.”
There are 580 agricultural shows around the country, which attract 6 million visitors, are serviced by 50,000 volunteers, and contribute $1 billion to the economy.
For more information on the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days programme go to www.agriculture.gov.au.