Agfest 2019 - Leadership Team Elected

A successful Agfest Annual Meeting held on the September 15, 2018 saw a new Leadership Team elected for Agfest 2019.

We are pleased to announce that Owen Woolley was unanimously voted the Agfest Chairman for 2019 following a highly successful Agfest 2018 under his leadership.

After 4 years as a volunteer in a variety of roles 2019 Agfest Safety and Compliance Manager Richard Rand says “I’m always up for a challenge, I nominated because I have already done the training which was required for the role having served the assistant position for Agfest 2017. I enjoy the environment primarily the good bunch of people I’m involved with.”

During his term Mr Rand hopes to “work towards implementing the new safety strategy outlined by last year’s committee which includes further engagement with an external provider in addition to our own to ensure the safety of all people involved at Agfest whether that be patrons, exhibitors or volunteers.” and is “Looking forward to another good year, a good crowd, and topping the numbers from last year. I also wish to help ensure we all stay positive and work collaboratively together and supporting each other and making suggestions where needed and then we will all be able to achieve the common goals we have set out to achieve.”

 The full Leadership Team consists of:

  • Chairman – Owen Woolley
  • Vice Chairman – TBC
  • Operations Manager – Jake Williams
  • Exhibitor Manager – Rhys Mills
  • Finance Manager – Sarah Revell
  • Safety and Compliance Manager – Richard Rand
  • Media and Promotions Manager – Dylan Bellchambers
  • Features Manager – Ashley Evans
  • Rural Youth Tasmania State President – Dale Hayers
  • Rural Youth Member – Brady Robins

 After holding assistant exhibitor manager for the past 2 years and assistant treasurer in his first Agfest, 2019 will be Rhys Mills fourth Agfest and his first on the Leadership team as Exhibitor Manager. Mr Mills chose to step up as “Having been the Assistant Exhibitor Manager for the past 2 years and under great mentorship from the previous Exhibitor Manager I felt now was my time to step up and extend the skills I already have and attract new exhibitors to Agfest 2019”

Planning is already underway for next year’s event and exhibitor applications open on Monday October 1. Applications to exhibit are made online via our website.