As the Rotary FNQ Field Days put the call out for nominations of photographs depicting ‘agricultural and rural living’ to be on the front cover of this year’s guide, we were spoilt for choice as there were so many worthy entries. Despite the number of fantastic entries, there was one which stood out from the rest. This year’s winner and front cover of the official Rotary FNQ Field Days shows Tolga youngster Jack McLaren riding a tractor – which was taken at 2017’s Field Days event.
The photograph was taken courtesy of Jack’s grandmother Linda Joseph, who stated that her motivation to enter the competition was one borne out of giving back to Rotary. “They do so much for the community, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to show my support for such a wonderful event,” she said. “Jack is my youngest of three grandchildren and 2017 was his first Field Days which is where I took the photo – he absolutely loved it and didn’t stop the whole time he was there.”
When asked what she felt stood out the most about the photo as it relates to agricultural and rural living specifically, Ms Joseph alluded to the tractor Jack was riding which has established itself as one of the most iconic brands in the agricultural industry. “Definitely the John Deere tractor, to me John Deere is agriculture and the beautiful green and gold logo just made the photo stand out even more,” she said.
Readers will be able to see the winning photo in outlets across the region as 15,000 copies of the 48 page Guide have beem distributed across Far North Queensland, North Queensland, the Gulf Regions and as far south as Rockhampton. The Rotary FNQ Field Days Official Guide has proven to be a focal point of the event for both the visitors and exhibitors as it acts as a great marketing tool in promoting all aspects of your rural, agricultural and related products. The Official Guide has become such an important aspect of the biennial event in large part thanks to the FNQ Rotary Field Days committee, who have done an exceptional job at designing and producing the Guide for the last four Field Days.
Official Guide Coordinator Natasha Srhoj said the Guide is a great way to provide visitors and exhibitors alike a comprehensive rundown of the event and everything it has to offer. “Every great event needs a guide,” she said. “And as the largest Field Days in northern Australia, we are proud to produce our own each for all to enjoy. “We started doing it ourselves a while ago and because
the Field Days has become so integral to the region, we enjoy having ownership of how we promote the event. “The Guide is a fantastic opportunity for exhibitors to promote themselves to the thousands of visitors at the Field Days as well as those who cannot make it.”
In addition, Ms Srhoj said the Guide is a great promotion of the region and is one filled with pertinent agricultural information that extends beyond the Field Days event. “It’s an informative guide that can stay on your coffee table for years and always be referred back to,” she said.