October 12, 2021
The Federal Government is providing a further $21 million to help agricultural shows and field days bounce back post-pandemic.
Agriculture Minister and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said applications for Round 2 of the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days Program would open soon.
“COVID-19 has forced more than 700 agricultural shows and field days to cancel since the pandemic began,” Minister Littleproud said.
“As a result, our show societies and field day organisers have incurred significant financial losses for two consecutive years.
“Without these events they’ve got no way to cover their costs.”
Round 2 will provide $21 million for the operational costs of shows and field days cancelled in 2021 due to COVID-19.