May 8, 2019
Agriculture Minister and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has promised that a re-elected Coalition Federal Government will establish a $20 million grants scheme to boost agricultural shows.
“Country shows bring locals together and showcase the region’s best products and contributions to the community.” Mr Littleproud said.
“That’s why the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program is so important.
“The annual show is a time when everyone in the community is drawn together to support and enjoy what’s best about their district.
“This funding would provide great incentives for show societies to build new infrastructure and maintain existing facilities.”
Mr Littleproud said that, as well, $720,000 would be allocated to Agricultural Shows Australia, the peak body that represents 580 Australian agricultural shows.
The money would be used to promote the role of farming to city people and younger generations.