Each year we see Agfest grow bigger and better, and this year was no exception with once again recording one of the biggest crowds in the history of the event. A whopping total of 65,794 patrons attended Agfest over the 3-day event. Thursday saw 17,313, Friday, 18,682 and Saturday welcomed 29,799 patrons through the gates making it the most successful day since 2005.
Agfest is no doubt a great event in the year for our local farmers and those working in the agricultural sector, however it also attracts large crowds from our local community and those from interstate. The world-class event adds more than $27 million into the local state and economy. Amy, Total Ag Marketing and Event Coordinator, said that it was great to see so many families at the event. “We were bombarded with so many kids on Saturday on our site. It was so great to see the kids loving sitting in the tractors and excavators wanting to buy one with their pocket money. That is what is so great about Agfest each year is connecting the Ag industry with the ‘townies’ and seeing how much interest there is there”.
More than 700 exhibitors set up shop at Agfest this year, including us here from Total Ag. Just as Agfest grows each year, so does our site. We brought our biggest and best ideas and machinery to create our best site. We had some massive machinery there including the 500-horse power Fendt 1000, the Massey Self Propelled Spray Unit, the Kubota M7 and the Spartan Great Plains drill.
“We really wanted to bring machinery for the professional farmers this year”, Tony Brooks, Managing Director, said. “That’s why we had five Fendt tractors on display, almost the full Massey range, twin rotor rakes, and the new Kubota implements. Sometimes the professional farmers miss out as dealers only bring the smaller gear as it is easier to transport”. Total Ag took 27 loads of machinery on trucks up to the event which took them five days to set up.
Overall it was such a great event and it was a great opportunity to catch up with our customers. Congrats to the Tas Rural Youth committee who put on another great event.
– Written by Hannah Jago.
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