Ag friends launch into networking

Mid West agricultural workers and industry friends left the fields and scrubbed up well the weekend before Christmas to connect and celebrate a successful harvest.AdvocateAG hosted its launch party at the Irwin Recreation Centre in Port Denison on December 19, thanks to sponsors Independent Rural and BOS Vet and Rural, with guests enjoying plenty of refreshments and live music from Geraldton’s Davidson Brothers.The evening drew a crowd — from locals based in Dongara to as far away as Binnu, Badgingarra and Narrogin.BOS Vet and Rural cattle breeding technician Billi Marshal formed the group last year to help the region’s industry workers connect professionally and personally, in the hope of combating the isolation often experienced in their professions. “Conversations circulated from how harvest went, to how to implement better budgeting techniques, to what the future holds for agriculture both locally and on a larger scale,” she said. “I think the idea of AdvocateAG and the importance of social engagement resonates with a lot of people working in agriculture or regional communities.”Ms Marshall said she hoped to host more events next year to add to the platform’s online forum. Picture: Indy.photography/Lucinda Liddelow with Addison, 2, and Daniel Heath of Mingenew.

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Kevin Marshall from Denmark and Shamara Marshall from Narrogin.

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Yvonne and Laurina Sargeant of Geraldton.

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Lachy and Maddy Sudlow of Ogilvie.

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Joshua and Claire Box from Binnu. Picture: Indy.photography/Indy.photography

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Madi George of Dongara, Kathryn Fleay of Irwin and Stevie Johns of Dongara.

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Stevie Usher of Geraldton and James Bennett of Northampton.