[25 August/The Country]

The National Fieldays Association has released the results of its visitor and exhibitor survey for the record attended 2017 Fieldays. The survey saw 96% of visitors rate their experience as good to excellent, while 92% of exhibitors indicated that they would be back. Fieldays CEO, Peter Nation, said he was very proud of the results and his team that had delivered another world-class event. He added that the event increasingly demonstrates the breadth of activities across the primary sector and the opportunities the sector offers, with the Fieldays Careers and Education hub being a good example of this. The event saw visitors come from more than 40 countries, identified 10 skin cancers in the new Health Hub and saw a record number of people use public transport to visit the site. Next year is the 50th anniversary of Fieldays and Mr Nation also announced that the theme will be the ‘Future of Farming’; he noted that the event will be the biggest and best yet and will celebrate the wide-ranging contribution that Fieldays has made to the agriculture industry since its inception in 1968.