COVID-19 cancellations have had a devastating effect on many country agricultural shows and Warrnambool’s Show is no exception.
However, the Warrnambool Show will go ahead this year thanks to Federal Government funding.
Wannon MP, Dan Tehan said he was pleased that the Warrnambool Agricultural Show had been successful in attracting funding under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program.
“Agricultural shows are at the heart of local communities through the volunteerism and the educational, competitive and cultural experiences they provide,” Mr Tehan said.
“These events are at the heart of local communities and help farmers stay competitive by sharing innovation, new ways of doing business and are also a great social occasion.
“I’m very pleased Warrnambool Agricultural Society will receive this boost; this will bring their total funding support to $26,908.
“This is great news for the volunteers and local community of Warrnambool, with the show providing tangible economic and social benefits.”
Agriculture, drought and emergency management minister, David Littleproud said a total of 110 events across the country would share in the $710,818 cash boost, “almost $34 million has already gone out to the 378 shows and field days approved for funding for costs paid from July 1 2019 to 30 June, 2020”.