The Ag-Grow Emerald Field Days got underway on Thursday with visitors from far and wide arriving at the Central Queensland town to find out more about the myriad products and services being showcased over the three day event that concludes on Saturday, July 9.
Agriculture,Fisheries and Forestry Shadow Minister Dale Last said Ag-Grow has created a momentum of its own.
“It defies challenges such as drought and subsequent economic conditions and continues to grow consistently introducing at least 30 to 50 new exhibitors each year,” Mr Last said.
Ag-Grow coordinator Geoff Dein said the field days are fast becoming more comfortable for visitors to tour with new gardens and landscaping around the entrance and departure roundabout.
“The stud bull and horse auction areas are more user friendly, as work towards some rest areas with intensive gardens and seating for patrons,” Mr Dein said.
A new Woolshed Coffee House and Bar has also been built which features the gear, hand pieces and wool press from days of old.
“There are many opportunities at Ag-Grow this year with what we have to offer,” he said.
“I welcome all the friends, exhibitors and visitors that spend some time at Ag-Grow and look forward to catching up with as many of you as I can over the three days.