THE Strzelecki Lions Club is pleased to be hosting the South Gippsland Dairy Expo online from a Gippsland cloud in 2020.
This year the Lions Club will be celebrating 21 years of providing the local dairying community with an event that showcases the latest in innovation, products and services available to the dairy industry.
Be sure not to miss your chance to win $1000 in the Udder Truth Showbag competition, which is proudly bought to you by South East Organic Fertiliser. The second prize is a 25kg bag of SF Greenland Forage Rape sponsored by Seed Force.
Visit the Dairy Expo online until September 21 to complete the competition entry form. Sponsoring companies include Browns Stockfeeds, Elders Insurance, Agri Novatext Australia, Hitech Connections, GippsDairy, Brown’s Fertilisers, Zoetis, MaxCare, Victorian Hoofcare Services, Burra Foods and Rural Bank.
This year, the South Gippsland Dairy Expo will deliver the event in a different style with over 100 exhibitors showcasing their products and services online. Many of the exhibitors have sales, discounts and promotions for the event. So, don’t miss out on your chance to visit these exhibitors online from the comfort of your own home at dairyexpo.org.au.
The funds raised from the Dairy Expo have assisted the Strzelecki Lions Club to distribute over $590,000 back into the community. This contribution is not possible without the many loyal companies who support the Lions and their activities and events each year.
This year’s Dairy Expo Gold partners include Alltech Lienert Australia, Keenan Australia, Burra Foods, Commonwealth Bank, Easy Dairy Automation Systems, Evans Petroleum, GippsDairy, Reid Stockfeeds, Ross Chapman Cartage and Earthmoving Contractors, Saputo Dairy Australia, South East Organic Fertilisers, Korumburra Lime and Spreading, Help U 2 Drive and SRH Milk Haulage.

Matt Harms
Back by popular demand, Matt Harms from OnFarm Consulting is hosting an event from the cloud titled ‘Dairy Snakes and Ladders’ …it’s a gamble!
Panel Members include Evan Campbell of Yannathan, Phillip Ould of Loch and Paul and Louise Sherar of Loch.
With considerable interest in investing in multiple farms by experienced dairy farmers as well as investors, what are the gains to be made, what can the losses look like, and what are the pitfalls for people to be aware of before they embark on an expansion in a challenging industry?
Let’s roll the dice and listen to real life cases of farmers who have taken the plunge to invest in dairying, whether it be with outside equity, surplus stock accumulated from the home farm or a desire to have a crack at it. This event is proudly sponsored by the South Gippsland Shire Council.

Virtual Ag Careers
The Virtual Ag Careers is an initiative of GippsDairy, Murray Dairy and WestVic Dairy, which will be a feature at this year’s Dairy Expo.
Secondary school students will be able to learn about the diverse range of careers available in dairy and go in the running for a $500 school and a $100 student individual/team prize by researching career information from the online exhibitors.

Online event
Access to the South Gippsland Dairy Expo online event is free. No pre-registration necessary. However, if you enjoy the event, organisers ask you click on the Strzelecki Lions Club donation tin and make a small contribution to the Gippsland community.
Obviously, 2020 has been a challenging time for many, and it has never been more important than it is now for community groups to be able to raise money to help those that may be in need.
The Strzelecki Lions Club is keen to make this event a huge success, so they can still contribute in supporting their community through this challenging period. So please, help to pay it forward.
Visit the South Gippsland Dairy Expo online at dairyexpo.org.au between until 4pm on Monday, September 21.
If you wish to find out more, contact the event secretary Deanne Kennedy at dairyexpo@jaydee.net.au.

See our 8-page feature in this weeks edition of the South Gippsland Sentinel-Times