THE South Gippsland Dairy Expo kicks off this Wednesday at the Korumburra Showgrounds for two days jam-packed of everything farming, including show bags, equipment previews and panel discussions.
The gates will be open between 9am and 3.30pm on Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28.
And if you pick up a $2 show bag and can correctly answer 10/15 questions on a quiz, you can go into the draw to win $3000. Your chances are pretty good, as there is only 200 show bags!
It’s going to be an incredible event, once again hosted by the Strzelecki Lions Club.
The expo began in 2000 with the committee wanting to deliver a one-stop shop for local farmers. It’s grown plenty since then, and the Strzelecki Lions Club has given back around $500,000 back into the community in its 19 years.
South Gippsland is lucky to be the home of some exceptional dairy farm enterprises which form a significant part of the rural community.
The Dairy Expo would not be an 18-year success story without the tremendous support and help from its community and their volunteers.
And for the kids, there will farm animal pens and other free activities! Plus for children under 16, entry is free.
This year the expo has invited The Big Gippsland Jersey Milk Off. The rules are simple, one hand, one teat, one minute, most milk.
There will be a competition daily, so exhibitors, farmers and children; let your fingers do the talking and check out the competition time at the event. Don’t miss out, if you snooze you lose!
Meanwhile, Matt Harms will be hosting a session sponsored by the South Gippsland Shire Council and Rabobank on Wednesday at 11am.
The session, ‘Our prediction for the coming season is unpredictable’, looks at milk prices, seasons, illness and other external factors that are all highly unpredictable.
The topics will be discussed amongst Dean Turner (Yannathan) Warren and Kerrie Redmond (Inverloch) Penni Ellicott (South Gippsland Shire), Jamie Murphy (Rabobank) and Andrew and Sue Lamers (Outtrim).
When thrown an unpredictable event, how have the panel members persisted and strengthened their business to withstand future events?
The South Gippsland Dairy Expo is an event that is organised and run by volunteers, each year enthusiastic parents and volunteers from the Poowong Kindergarten organise the catering for all attendees.
The Strzelecki Lions Club would like to thank all community volunteers who assist with the event each year. Entry is $10 per person and under 16s are free.
Udder fun to be had at Korumburra’s dairy expo