Setting up for one of the country's largest field day events is no simple task.
Agfest operations manager Jake Williams said preparations for the 2019 event began the day after last year's event had finished.
"Pretty much from pack up, really, it's brainstorming for the next year. Then we've got our Rural Youth working bees out here all year round," he said.
"It doesn't really ramp up until February. It's 60 days until days open, but then things just fall into place if everyone has done their job."
He said setting up the event was a big job.
"It gets overwhelming at some points, but with the amount of volunteers and the fact that Rural Youth is like a family, you can go to past operations managers or the chairman and get advice. It all works out in the end," he said.
Mr Williams first took on the role as operations manager for last year's event, and was thankful to be able to use the knowledge he had gained on the job last year for this year's event.
"I like to do things to 100 per cent," he said.
"I'm trying to manage volunteers a bit better this year and get the most out of the weekends and things like that. And, make the volunteer experience the best that we can, because that's where we all start with Agfest."
He said it was a great feeling last year being able to watch the patrons flood through the gates and enjoy the team's hard work.
"It was great being able to go up in the helicopter and see your year's worth of work," he said.
"There were a lot of comments about the site looking the best it had been in years, so that was good.
"The months of hard work really pay off."
Owen Woolley is in his second year as Agfest chairman, having taken over the reigns last year. He said this year, with a bit more experience under his belt, he was feeling a little less stressed.
"It's a bit easier knowing how things unfold," he said.
"The biggest thing for me last year was that I had never been a chairman before, so it was a lot of trying to figure out how those things worked. Whereas now, I've got a bit more knowledge and practice to it so that makes life a lot easier.
"But, there's a constant changing environment. Every year there's a new committee, roles change, people change."
He said things were on track for this year's event.
"This year everything has been pretty good. Everyone is working away in their role, and the weather has been kind to us," he said.
"We were able to get site marking done in good time."
"At this stage, everything is on track - as long as there's no disastrous occurrences between now and then.
"I'm quite happy with where we are now, and it's a good group."
Rural Youth Tasmania state president Dale Hayers first joined the group in 2007.
"So I've been kicking around the scene for quite a while," he said.
"I did my first Agfest in 2007 as well, and I haven't missed one since," he said.
"Since then I've sat on different committees within the Rural Youth structure, and I'm sort of giving back by jumping on as state president.
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"It's a really exciting opportunity to sort of drive the future of Rural Youth and move it forward too."
Mr Hayers has taken on the president role for the first time this year, and he said he's been loving it.
"I get really excited by our membership base, so seeing lots of excited passionate people out here every weekend having a fun time - that's what really excites me," he said.
Working bees for Agfest stated onsite at Carrick in early February. However, Agfest isn't the only thing on the Rural Youth calendar.
"Agfest is obviously our biggest event, but this site at Quercus Park is used for our Young Farmer of the Year event later in the year, and also our Discover Ag program, where we bring in Grade 9 to 11 students," Mr Hayers said.
"Quercus Park is owned and operated by Rural Youth, and it's a great place."
Mr Hayers encouraged all young people interested in agriculture to consider joining up.
"Why wouldn't you?" he said.
"I'm passionate in that I've probably taken the benefits you can get out of it," he said.
"I travelled in 2012 to Canada on a three-month exchange which is funded by Rural Youth. We offer exchanges there, to the UK, the USA. There are so many opportunities you can take advantage of."
Mr Hayers said each Rural Youth members received $250 to undertake training.
"Whether they want to do a barista course or get their truck or forklift licence," he said.
"Our organisation's based on training, developing, and networking young Tasmanians."
He said the group's culture was also really cool.
"We're hardworking team members who like having a bit of fun, but are also really committed to the event and Rural Youth as a whole. The team aspect of it is the best part for sure."
- WHAT: Agfest.
- WHEN: May 2 to 4.
- WHERE: Quercus Rural Youth Park, Carrick.
- INFORMATION: agfest.com.au.