Innisfail Field Day will have it all

08 Apr, 2012 04:00 AM
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Wayne Thomas and Joseph Marano, chairman of Canegrowers Innisfail, look over the plans of the field day sites.
Wayne Thomas and Joseph Marano, chairman of Canegrowers Innisfail, look over the plans of the field day sites.

IF you need a GPS system for your tractor, the optimum fertiliser to help your next crop flourish or a new sprayer, then mark down April 19 on your calendar and come along to the Innisfail Agricultural Field Day.

Already, 76 exhibitors - including 28 first-time participants - are locked in to display their products and services over 121 sites at the Innisfail Showgrounds.

Manager of Canegrowers Innisfail and field day organiser Wayne Thomas said there would be a broad cross-section of goods and services which would hopefully draw an even larger crowd than in 2010.

"We have all the major tractor dealers, horticulture and sprayer suppliers, tyre and truck companies, soil and plant suppliers, government groups and animal care product specialists coming for the day - so there should be something to interest just about everyone," Mr Thomas said.

He said the day would be a great opportunity for local businesses to show the public that they were getting back on track after the devastation last year caused by Cyclone Yasi.

"Yasi wiped out the entire banana crop in the region and the sugar harvest was the worst in 30 years, so it's going to be great to see some of the people that suffered greatly during that time showing off their products."

He said the ladies would have a lot more to do and see this year.

"While the blokes go and browse the toys on offer, the ladies can take in a fashion parade, inspect the boutique and beauty stalls or relax and enjoy a gourmet coffee."

A special stud cattle sale has also been organised, with the selling being handled by Elders.

"We've received a lot of interest about the sale which I think will serve as a solid preview of what the vendors will be taking with them to Beef Week in May at Rockhampton," he said.

NQ radio will be on-site to emcee the event and comment on the day's proceedings and they'll be having a chat with various guests over the PA system.

"They've also been kind enough to organise a lucky door prize of a holiday package which will be drawn by the end of the day."

The show society is organising food and amenities for the day including a tea and coffee van, a barbecue lunch and cold refreshments.

"In 2010 they ran out of bread rolls, so they've got that situation well under control this year," Mr Thomas said.

Gates will open to the public at 10am and entry is free. The event will go through until 4pm.

For canegrowers BSES will be holding a breakfast information session before gates open, starting at 7.30am.

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Cardross
27/02/2014 9:18:26 AM, on North Queensland Register

Hello, we would like to contribute to the feild day for 2014. can someone please contact us to talk more about this fantastic event oppertunity. 0429 795 637/ office@cardrossmining.com.au

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