Agricultural shows get a windfall $15.4 fund to play with in 2022

The spending is not going to stop until the election is run as the sitting Federal Government splashes another $15.4 million on agriculture shows It is indicated the program is only available to country Agricultural shows and does not include Capital City Royal Shows or Field Day events. So maybe a few votes lost there. […]

Ag Shows Australia confirms new dates for national finals

Sydney Royal Easter Show will now host two years of national finals for Young Judges and Rural Ambassadors following Ekka cancellation Agricultural Shows Australia has confirmed that the 2021 National Championships for Young Judges and Rural Ambassadors will be hosted at the 2022 Sydney Royal Easter Show. The competitions, that see 70 people under the […]

Young farmer challenges help to keep the kids on the farm

More successful regions have receive local show funding to help promote agriculture through young farmer challenges It is often argued that isolation is one of the main factors that dissuades younger generations from taking on farming as an occupation. Now something is being done about that situation through the Young Farmer Challenges. It is all […]

Young Judges line up to compete in selecting the finest Merino Fleece

The nation’s finest young fleece judges will be in red hot competition to prove they know Merino strands the best Seven finalists will come from far and wide, including from Katanning WA, Muckadilla Qld, Cleveland TAS, Forbes NSW, Port Lincoln SA, Mornington Vic and Dannevirke NZ. The competition brings together the best young Merino fleece […]

Ag Shows big and small seek survival assistance

Australian Field Days

The peak body representing royal and country shows across Australia is calling on the Federal Government to invest in a support package to ensure the survival of the events beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Agricultural Shows Australia (ASA) estimates shows contribute approximately $1 billion to the national economy – a figure which has all but dried […]