Mingenew’s new name and dates

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This is the year of change for the McIntosh & Son’s Mingenew Midwest Expo with a new look and a new date. Source: AFDJ eNews

This year the event is on 10-11 August and it celebrates 34 years of success and what better way to celebrate than with a new face to the name. McIntosh & Son is this year’s Diamond Partner.

The organizers say that exhibitor sites are booked to the brim and corporate partners new and old are all looking forward to the two-day event.

Hundreds of farmers and school students will be bussed in from all districts.

Special guests Kevin Sheedy and Theo Kalegorecus will be appearing over the two days with Mr Sheedy participating in the McIntosh & Son Sundowner where he will be on the couch with Glenn Mitchell.

As an ambassador and speaker Mr Sheedy will also be talking throughout the day on mental health, healthy communities.

The ‘Golden Greek’ Theo will be entertaining the crowd at various locations throughout the Thursday.

Local produce is a major theme at this year’s Expo and Theo will be demonstrating his cooking skills using local lupin flour and other produce from the region.

The new Innovation Hub will be the place to be and it will be packed with seminars and workshops led by leaders in the ag technology and farm management apps.

Along with Mr Sheedy you will hear from Agriwebb, Precision Ag, Agworld and Burando Hill talking all things innovation.

If you enjoy a bit of friendly competition the Cunninghams Case IH Human Tractor Pull may be just your thing.

True to tradition the Farm Weekly Quick Shears Competition has cash prizes up for grabs with the Open Quickshears seeking competitors Australia wide.

Students from Midwest schools showcase their performing arts skills in the LDAG Expo Arts eXpose and family activities will be on offer throughout the two days.

CBH Group will be delivering bus tours of their Mingenew site which is the largest inland grain receiving facility in the southern hemisphere. These tours will begin at the Paddock to Plate precinct in the family interest pavilion, which will display life cycles of local produce and hands on activities.

Tickets are available to purchase online now at www.mingenewexpo.com.au