AFIA Fodder Festival 2018

AFIA Fodder Festival 2018

Media Release

23 May 2018

AFIA Fodder Festival Logo


The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce a new event for August 2018 so get ready to mark your calendars because you’re not going to want to miss this one.

We are pleased to bring you the AFIA Fodder Festival 2018; a demonstration and interactive field day to connect fodder producers and end-users. The day will be a mix of paddock demonstrations and presentations at the Elmore Field Days site in Northern Victoria.

John McKew, AFIA Chief Executive Officer describes the focus of the event as “fodder decisions to drive production profits”.

“We recognise that at times that there is disconnect between the producers of fodder and the end-users of that fodder.  The transaction between these two parties should not be a win-lose or a lose-win but instead, a win-win for both and the best way to achieve that is to provide understanding and information and to do that effectively requires good communication and interaction.  The AFIA Fodder Festival 2018 will provide the forum and the opportunity to facilitate this”, Mr McKew commented.

This field day will be designed to deliver practical outcomes; it will include a working demonstration site for fodder production, machinery, fodder samples and a range of presentations from people with nutrition, feeding and financial return experience as well as those who know what is involved in producing quality fodder and end-users who have experienced the best (and worst) of fodder buying decisions.

When: Wednesday 29 August 2018 (9am-4pm)

Where: Elmore Field Day Site, in the paddock and under the big roof of the Agribusiness Pavilion

Who: If you are a fodder producer, a fodder end-user (i.e. dairy, beef or sheep farmer) or your business is reliant on fodder, then this is an event you must attend.

FREE: entry for everyone and a show bag and free lunch for everyone that pre-registers on the website.

AFIA has a committee dedicated to putting this event together and many businesses are already on board to demonstrate machinery and setup a trade stand in the Agribusiness Pavilion.  If you would like to be involved or have any questions you can contact the 2018 AFIA Fodder Festival organiser Renata Cumming –

We will also be launching a website ( to allow you to register your attendance and we will be sending out flyers very soon so watch your email for AFIA updates about this very exciting new event.

You can also follow progress on the 2018 AFIA Fodder Festival via social media – look out for #fodderfestival18


Caption: The Agribusiness Pavilion at the Elmore Field Days will be the focal point of the 2018 AFIA Fodder Festival.


Media Contact:

John McKew
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Fodder Industry Association

W: (03) 9670 0523
M: 0438 182 600