THE agricultural event of the year, the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra begins tomorrow.
Gates will open to the Korumburra Showgrounds at 9am on Wednesday, September 23.
The Strzelecki Lions Club is hosting the event – its 16th year.
As a result of the Dairy Expo, the Strzelecki Lions have distributed $315,000 back into the community.
At this year’s Dairy Expo, farmers now have the opportunity to win $3000 for themselves.
The rules are simple: grab a $2 showbag at the gate, answer 10 out of 15 questions and request your card to be stamped by the corresponding exhibitor.
The first card drawn with 10 correct answers along with the stamps will win the $3000.
Participants must be farmers and over 18.
The winner will be announced at 3.30pm on Thursday, September 24.
Along with the $3000 available, there’s lots of information for farmers and those in agricultural to meet and greet, share tips, and learn more about the industry.
Local exhibitors will also be running various Dairy Expo specials.
There will also be displays of new models at the expo.
A not to be missed part of the Dairy Expo is the forum on ‘What does success look like? Is it a splash of cash or true wealth?’
Lead by OnFarm Consulting’s Matt Harms, the panel discussion also includes local farmers Matt and Robyn Colwill from Mardan, Daryl and Fay Sinclair from Stony Creek, Damien Murphy from Dumbalk, local restaurateur Marty Thomas from Moo’s at Meeniyan, and Russell Mann from Rabobank.
The panel members will be sharing how they define success, and how these quiet achievers are pursuing success.
This forum will be on at 11am tomorrow.
If you need a break from all the excitement, there is the ladies pavilion, kids activity pavilion and plenty of options for food and drinks.
There is something for everyone at the 2015 South Gippsland Dairy Expo.
The Dairy Expo opens tomorrow, September 23 at 9am and runs until Thursday, September 24 at 3.30pm.
Gate charge is $10 per person, children under 16 free.