In addition to agriculturally themed stalls, the Agrotend lifestyle component has made room for displays of camping equipment, craft stalls and other fun activities for families.
This year we’re celebrating our 41st annual event and here’s a look at some of our major achievements and where we started from:
1978 – The first Field Day was held 26-27th of April on AC Walker property at Carina. The second Field Day was held at John Santalucia’s property in Johnstone Street and continued at that site until 1984.
1984 – The Field Day was renamed AgroTrend and moved into the present site in Kendall’s Road.
1995 – AgroTrend raked in its highest profits to date with takings of $322 000. That year donations were made to at least 40 different groups, clubs, organisations and charities.
1996 – Heavy rains almost washed out the entire event. Thanks to the hard work of several members, the show went on.
2001-2015 – Newsmail paid a license fee to host Agrotrend (with conditions).
2016-Present – The Rotary Club of Bundaberg has resumed the administration of Agrotrend once more.