Fun sprouts after harvest

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Will Higham (Williams) and Dylan Hirsch (Latham).
Camera IconWill Higham (Williams) and Dylan Hirsch (Latham). Credit: Countryman
Katiejean Enright (York), Amy Pannell (Perth), Rebecca Hewton (Perth), and Veronika Crouch (Corrigin).
Camera IconKatiejean Enright (York), Amy Pannell (Perth), Rebecca Hewton (Perth), and Veronika Crouch (Corrigin). Credit: Pictures: Cally Dupe, Cally Dupe

The who’s who of farming and related industries gathered for an end-of-harvest celebration in Perth on Saturday night.

Kayne Drew (Mogumber), Hayley Goad (Perth), and Jacinta Bolsenbroek (Moolanbeenee).
Camera IconKayne Drew (Mogumber), Hayley Goad (Perth), and Jacinta Bolsenbroek (Moolanbeenee). Credit: Pictures: Cally Dupe, Cally Dupe

Young professionals farming group AgConnectWA kicked off its 2018 social calendar with a sold-out cocktail party at Bell’s Functions at Elizabeth Quay.

Kate Pannell (Perth), Kirra Thompson (Latham) and Laura Kerr (Carnamah).
Camera IconKate Pannell (Perth), Kirra Thompson (Latham) and Laura Kerr (Carnamah). Credit: Cally Dupe

Guest hailed from a range of farming districts, including Esperance, Kojonup, Corrigin, Tambellup, Latham, Southern Cross and Westonia.

Rohan Vaux (Ongerup), Harry Davies (Tambellup) and Lachlan Chilwell (Boyup Brook).
Camera IconRohan Vaux (Ongerup), Harry Davies (Tambellup) and Lachlan Chilwell (Boyup Brook). Credit: Cally Dupe

It was the first time the annual cocktail party event had been held on land instead of as a cruise on the Swan River.

Samantha Tohl (Kojonup), Raelene Parker (Kojonup), and Amy Richardson (Perth).
Camera IconSamantha Tohl (Kojonup), Raelene Parker (Kojonup), and Amy Richardson (Perth). Credit: Countryman

AgConnectWA, launched in 2013, was formed to represent and connect farmers and those involved in the agricultural industry aged less than 35.

Cale Beard (Cunderdin), Phil Honey (Esperance), Elly McKenny (Lake Grace) and Tim Della Bosca (Westonia).
Camera IconCale Beard (Cunderdin), Phil Honey (Esperance), Elly McKenny (Lake Grace) and Tim Della Bosca (Westonia). Credit: Pictures: Cally Dupe, Cally Dupe

It hosts a number of annual events each year, including regional sundowners, an annual general meeting and conference, a cocktail party and a wine tour.

Caroline Lindsell, Denise Lindsell and Tylyn Binckes, all of Kojonup.
Camera IconCaroline Lindsell, Denise Lindsell and Tylyn Binckes, all of Kojonup. Credit: Cally Dupe

AgConnect committee members include president Hayley Goad, vice- president Henry Gratte, Callum Wesley, Georgia Reid, Georgia Trainor, Carris Waite, Brett South and Geoffrey Dwyer.

Kelsey Roberts (Bullsbrook), Shenae Tolbee (Pinjarra) and Jon Hardie (Wandering).
Camera IconKelsey Roberts (Bullsbrook), Shenae Tolbee (Pinjarra) and Jon Hardie (Wandering). Credit: Pictures: Cally Dupe, Cally Dupe

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