15,000 attend 2017 Riverina Field days

When local belt maker Alex Morris was growing up farmers used horses and carts, fast forward decades later and tractors are now driving themselves - yet there are still many leaps and bounds to be made in the agriculture industry as shown by the 2017 Riverina Field Days.

Traditionally an opportunity for stakeholders to pitch ideas and exhibit machinery and other wares the annual field days have gone from strength to strength in recent years.

But in 2017 past numbers were blown out of the water with an estimated 15,000 people coming through the gates, with organiser Roly Zappacosta saying the two-day event had been one of the most successful yet.

But the success didn’t stop at the showground gates, according to Mr Zappacosta, with the field days also expected to register a significant spike in tourism and the city’s economy. The recipe behind the day included a hard working committee, dedicated exhibitors and a supportive committee – with Mr Zappacosta emphasising his sincere gratitude to all three groups for the success.