THE Strzelecki Lions Club is proud to be hosting the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in Korumburra on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28 and 29 commencing each day at 9am.
Entry is free to all who attend.
The South Gippsland Dairy Expo provides an opportunity for members of the dairying fraternity to be able to showcase the latest in dairy innovation and technology.
South Gippsland is lucky to be the home of some exceptional dairy enterprises which form a significant part of our rural community.
The Dairy Expo would not be the success it is today without tremendous support and help from its community volunteers.
Once again, the Korumburra Rotary Club will be in charge of the Kids Activity Pavilion.
This year the Kids Activity Pavilion will include some Farm Animals pens so be sure to bring the children along to enjoy these free activities.
The event is lucky to have on board the enthusiastic parents and volunteers from the Poowong Kindergarten who will be catering for all attendees.
In addition to these organisations, the Strzelecki Lions Club has various other community volunteers who assist with the event each year.
The Dairy Expo started in the year 2000 with the committee having a core objective to deliver a ‘one stop shop’ to local farmers, so that if they were busy, they could visit, do their business and leave having spent a valuable couple of hours.
Today, the event still has the same focus.
Matt Harms will be hosting a session on Wednesday, September 28 at 11am titled: ‘Some things are worth running for… How do I handle the elephant in the room?’
Are the current industry woes just a hiccup in an otherwise brighter future or are we ignoring the elephant in the room?
Hear how a number of dairy businesses are managing this current downturn, as well as how they have weathered previous tight times.
The Strzelecki Lions Club has a Dairy Expo committee who are volunteers and some of them are dairy farmers.
Many of these people have been on the committee since it started and collectively have raised and disbursed over $370,000 back into the local community.
Of course, the South Gippsland Dairy Expo could not happen without the loyal support of the Major and Gold sponsors.
Devondale Murray Goulburn & MG Trading have been the major sponsor of the Dairy Expo for 16 years and once again they will have a hospitality marquee at the Expo so be sure to call in and have a chat to their enthusiastic team.
As always, the Expo has a terrific group of Gold Sponsors, many of whom support the Dairy Expo each year.
So soak up the atmosphere in their marquee and be sure to support those who support the industry: Rabobank, Reid Stockfeeds, South Gippsland Shire Council, GippsDairy and Dairy Australia.
Udder Truth Showbag sponsored by South East Organic Fertiliser is back. Participating exhibitors are extremely excited for expo visitors to be able to participate.
Make sure you purchase a $2 showbag at the gate, listen to the simple steps and hopefully you can be $3000 richer!
To encourage some competitive banter amongst exhibitors and patrons, the Expo has introduced an inaugural gum boot throwing competition, otherwise known as the Golden Tosser Award.
So exhibitors, farmers and kids, start practicing your gum boot throwing now! Great prizes are available!
This year at the Devondale Murray Goulburn and Reid Stockfeeds breakfast, attendees will hear from guest speaker Beau Vernon.
On June 23, 2012, Beau’s life changed forever. A normal incident in a normal game of Aussie rules football left him with a C5-C6 quadriplegia. In an instant Beau went from a 23 year old who never sat still, to spending eight months in hospital and looking at the prospect of spending his life in a wheelchair.
Beau will be talking about getting on and living life no matter what the challenges one may face.
So to book yourself a seat at breakfast on Thursday, September 29 (8.30am start), contact Louise Bruce, 5662 3522 or Angie Brister, 5633 2222.
Get in early as places are limited…
Come along and have a chance to be the recipient of one of the four lucky gate prizes (value $200) that will be awarded daily. These gate prizes have been proudly sponsored by Fonterra.
Find out more at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo.
Further enquiries to the Dairy Expo Secretary, Deanne Kennedy on 5659 4219 or