Out and About - May 2017 - Elders Rural Services

Pooncarie Field Day

The Elders Mildura Team recently attended the local Pooncarie Field Day on Saturday 6th May 2017, sponsoring the Blade Shearing and co-ordinating the Community Auction to a large crowd and perfect weather.

With the generosity of everyone’s donations on the day, the Community Health Auction raised over $14,000. These funds will be used to complete maintenance and refurbish the Pooncarie Outpatients clinic to ensure the RFDS/Dareton Primary Health have somewhere appropriate to service the community from.

This was a great event and highlighted Elders’ continued support of regional Australia events and local communities.

Ross Price, Branch Manager and Laura Smith, Animal Health Manager at the Elders Stand

Evan Fernandez TSM and Jess Smith 2017 Pooncarie Field Day Youth Ambassador

Geoff Sutton TSM and Evan Fernandez – conducting the Community Auction

Crowd watching the Community Auction

Biloela Agricultural Show

Elders were a prime sponsor this month for the biloela agricultural show, providing a barbecue and hospitality at the event which was attended by many clients in the area.

Below, Agri Finance Manager Central Qld, Kirstie Roffey, presented a number of awards to some of our winning clients.

Congratulations to all on a great day and some fantastic success for key clients.

Stud Cattle Show – Champion Female being presented to the Galloway Family of Banana Qld.

Commercial Cattle Show Award being presented to Macie Wishart of Goovigen Qld by Agri Finance Manager Central Qld – Kirstie Roffey.

Elders Give It – Head Office Launch BBQ

Head Office celebrated the launch of our new employee giving program, Elders Give It, with a BBQ in Adelaide this month.

Employees from all products and functions attended to sign up for the program, with all left over food going to OzHarvest.

The Give It program has really kicked off, with generosity from around the network already making an impact on contributions to our key partnerships through payroll donations.

New grain manager

Our new National Grain Manager Locky Allen recently completed the Great Ocean Road Half Marathon – well done Locky!

You can read more about Locky and his new role here.

2017 Hort Connections

It was an eye on potatoes for this year’s Hort Connections with a number of our technical services and agronomy team members travelling to Adelaide for the event. Over three days, we showcased our offering in the horticulture space and engaged with others in the industry.


Sharon Elphinstone, potato techical officer and Mel Lee, marketing coordinator working together on the stand which showcased Elders’ significant engagement in the Australian potato industry.

Read more about our potato offering here.