Ball gets Cirque theme

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The Southern Dirt Young Farmers Ball is back for 2019.
Camera IconThe Southern Dirt Young Farmers Ball is back for 2019. Credit: Supplied

With the return of the Southern Dirt Young Farmers Ball this year, the next generation of farmers have a lot to be excited about.

Now in its third year, the night out is all about strengthening rural communities across the south of WA as people come together to network.

For 2019 the event will have a circus theme and will be named the Cirque du Down Under Ball.

Southern Dirt’s Caroline House said she enjoyed seeing new faces at the event each year.

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“It’s a chance for young people living in rural areas or connected with agriculture to come together to mingle and celebrate our great region and industry,” she said. “We get such a mix of guests — members span from Esperance to Manjimup and Perth.

“It’s a great opportunity to meet people from different spots in the State doing a range of work for our ag industry. It is important to keep conversations going throughout our region, sharing and learning from each other in our efforts to strengthen our industry.”

For those wondering whether you need to be a farmer to attend, Ms House said the answer was “certainly not”.

“The majority of our members and guests live or have lived rurally. It’s a chance to bring country kids together, as well as city slickers who have an interest in farming or a country lifestyle,” she said.

The event will raise money for a charity again. The charity is yet to be chosen, but is likely to have a mental health focus.

The Southern Dirt Young Farmers Ball will be held in Kojonup on Saturday, October 26.

Ticketing information will be available on the Southern Dirt Facebook page.

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