Following the success of last year, Wellington Shire Council is pleased to again announce free entry to the 2019 Maffra, Sale and Yarram agricultural shows for farmers, their families and employees.
Hundreds of local families enjoyed all three local agricultural shows last year, facilitated via Council through State Government Community Resilience Drought Funding scheme.
This initiative is one of the many opportunities that Council offers with the support of the State Government to give farmers the chance to attend networking and social events, along with other means of support during the drought.
Farmers will receive free entry to the show by simply showing their National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) or Property Identification Codes (PIC) tag at the show gates in Maffra, Sale or Yarram.
Wellington Shire Council Mayor Alan Hall said Council was pleased to offer the free admission for a second consecutive year, especially considering the successful uptake of the scheme in 2018.
“Free entry to last year’s shows was very well received by our Wellington farming communities,” he said.
“What we saw was families who have been struggling, come together at a local event and not have to worry about the cost of admission.
“Our local agricultural societies did very well out of the scheme also, with increased patronage through their gates, so for everyone it was a win-win.”