Ag-Grow opens with a large crowd

Crowds flock to Ag-Grow for the first day

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Ag-Grow managing director Geoff Dein, manager Donna Reeves and event announcer Neale Stuart event. Picture: Helen Walker

Ag-Grow managing director Geoff Dein, manager Donna Reeves and event announcer Neale Stuart event. Picture: Helen Walker

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2019 Ag-Grow is underway at Emerald.

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This year's Ag-Grow Field Day opened to warm weather and a large crowd as many flocked to the event at Emerald.

The event,which takes place from Thursday until Saturday, June 22, is celebrating its 30th anniversary milestone.

Ag-Grow has created a momentum of its own as it defies challenges such as the drought and subsequent economic conditions and continues to grow consistently anywhere from 30 to 50 new exhibitors annually.

According to Ag-Grow field day manager Donna Reeves there are 450 exhibitors and traders on site this year.

"This continued growth gives us a measure of pride," Ms Reeves said.

She said the new date which was introduced last year to be held before the end of the financial year was proving a winner.

Over the next three days the organisers are expecting 20,000 visitors to attend.

Ag-Grow announcer Neale Stuart, who is regarded 'the voice of the outback' has been announcing at the event since its inception.

Mr Stuart has watched the field day grow from 86 exhibitors at the first event, to what it is today.

"Its continued growth comes from Ag-Grow being much more that a field day, it is a family day out for everyone," Mr Stuart said.

Mr Stuart is kept busy showcasing and promoting products over the microphone, and is very much part of the field day.

Over the years he has interviewed celebrities and many politicians.

This year apart from the massive agricultural equipment on display, it will feature some exciting activities including the Superior Bull Sale and Premier Horse sale.

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