Australia's agricultural field days continue to face challenges following the cancellation of many events in 2020 and 2021.
However, further assistance will soon be available through round two of the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program.
Agriculture and Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said the government was continuing to back these iconic events with a further $25 million to help ease cash flow pressures for event organisers and provide rent relief to showmen and women.
Association of Agricultural Field Days of Australasia chairman Bruce Wright said the field days sector was very grateful for the federal government's continued support.
"This support is recognition of the positive economic impact AAFDA members have and will continue to make to regional communities as they recover from floods, droughts, fires, and the COVID-19 pandemic," Mr Wright said.
"We are very proud of the agricultural field days around Australia and New Zealand; these events have proven themselves for over six decades as event leaders of regional trade, business, and rural community engagement events, delivering millions of dollars into regional economies."
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AAFDA have been in discussions with a range of government, agricultural, machinery, event, and supplier organisations as a means of building support for members in preparation for launching into 2022.
"We have learnt that a great deal can be achieved in gaining additional insight, knowledge and support, through collaboration," Mr Wright said.
"Now is the time for agricultural field days throughout Australia and New Zealand to shine and take major steps forward into 2022 and beyond with like-minded advocates who also benefit through the success of our events."
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