NSW Mid North Coast’s biggest agricultural field days – ProAg supported by Bananacoast Community Credit Union (bcu) – is set to play an important role in the lives of farmers along the coastal belt as they continue to meet the many challenges of living and working on the land.
Despite green drought conditions, farm displacement and cautious economic climate making life challenging for most of New South Wales and many parts of Australia, activities like ProAg field days are vital to the continuing well-being of the rural sector and farming communities.
Group Manager of Fairfax Rural Events, ProAg organisers, Kate Nugent said this was the once-a-year opportunity for the rural industry to stay up to date with the latest products and services.
“Indeed, in difficult times, most farming enterprises work harder to make their operations more efficient and productive,” Ms Nugent said.
“By maintaining equipment and machinery in peak working order, including upgrading and replacing as possible, and by keeping on top of modern developments in services and technology, Australian farmers in particular maintain their reputation among the world’s best in agribusiness.”
This year you’ll see hundreds of agri-products and services on display, confirming the mid north coast based field days as the biggest annual agricultural event for the region.
For the first time, bcu is the sponsor of ProAg – “as a local community Credit Union, bcu is passionate about supporting the incredible community we are honoured to be a part of. ProAg is a signature event for both Macksville and the agricultural landscape across the region and sponsoring this event is just one of the ways we are able to help support our local farmers.”
More than 10,000 visitors are expected over the event’s two day program. Exhibitors will be setting up displays to showcase, highlight and demonstrate a rich diversity of products and services, including many new developments which highlight new technology and innovation and provide information to professionals on the land.
Ms Nugent said she was confident that, given the strength and diversity of exhibitor numbers this year, visitors will be impressed and well served.
ProAg 2018 supported by bcu will be staged at Macksville Showground in the heart of the beautiful Nambucca Valley – and it’s free admission. Over two big days, Friday and Saturday, 2 and 3 November. Car parking gates open from 8.30am and the event runs from 9am to 4pm daily.
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