Country shows off for 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions

BOTH Wagga show and Albury Show have been cancelled for 2021 due to the COVID-19 situation.

The announcement comes after the show society initially moved the Wagga show in hopes it could still run for 2021 and being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Meanwhile, Albury Show Society has said due to uncertainties of COVID-19 rules, restrictions on crowd sizes etc the 2021 Albury Show will be cancelled.

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Less than four weeks remain for Australian woolgrowers to vote for their preferred levy rate in WoolPoll 2021.

Woolgrowers who have not yet cast their vote have until 5pm AEDT on Friday 5 November to help their industry decide on its levy rate for investment in the research, development and marketing activities conducted on behalf of producers by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).

Held every three years, WoolPoll is a voluntary vote open to woolgrowers who have paid at least $100 in wool levies over the past three years.

Voting for WoolPoll 2021 closes at 5pm AEDT on Friday 5 November. For more information, call the voter helpline on 1800 990 365 or visit www.woolpoll.com.au.

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The peak body for the state's 192 agricultural shows has adopted a simpler trading name and is now calling for designers to create a new logo to go with it.

President Tim Capp said the name change and new logo are moves to state the organisation's purpose more plainly.

Mr Capp says the organisation's primary audience is the people who make up the show movement in the state; members of show societies and volunteers at shows, as well as prospective members and volunteers.

"We need policy-makers in particular to be able to see our brand and immediately understand what we do and what we stand for."

AgShows NSW is calling on designers to submit a logo via their online form by 5pm 20 October, 2021 with the winner announced in December ahead of a new logo launch in early 2022.

The winning logo designer will receive a $300 voucher to Accor Hotels and will be celebrated publicly in the launch activities for the new logo.

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