Passionate and hardworking Rural Youth volunteers have been proudly organising Agfest in Tasmania for 37 years, delivering an iconic event declared one of the top three agricultural field days in Australia.
Agfest has grown from the inaugural May 1983 event that attracted 111 exhibitors and 9,000 patrons into a globally-recognised event with more than 700 exhibitors and 63,000 attendees.
Agfest conservatively contributes up to $40 million into the Tasmanian economy each year, with hundreds of businesses relying on Agfest trade and leads to underpin additional business profitability.
For the organisers, aged 15-30 years, Agfest develops and hones a range of skills, including leadership, teamwork, time management, stakeholder engagement and event organisation.
Rural Youth and its six employees are totally funded by the proceeds from Agfest. The organisation and Agfest continue to develop the confidence, skills and capacity of the State’s young rural leaders as they connect, learn and love tackling the mammoth task of organising the legendary annual Agfest field day