Support for the Commonwealth Bank AgQuip remains strong with more than 3000 agri-businesses, rural support organisations and authorities represented at the event.
It’s a fact that Fairfax Rural Events group manager Kate Nugent is proud of because, as she says, it shows the huge respect the industry places on this event.
“Despite extremely dry conditions over so much of eastern Australia, Commonwealth Bank AgQuip has a full house of exhibitors.
“And all indications lead us to believe we will also see strong attendance from farmers and primary industry people from all over the nation – offering a time for talking, supporting and caring.
“It demonstrates the industry on both sides continues to value and place a vast importance on the face-to-face connections, direct farmer feedback they get at the event and offering a social meeting place for rural Australia,” Ms Nugent said.
“The 2018 season is proving tough for many farmers, yet we know they must continue, and AgQuip is there to help.”
This year the organisers have invited a number of rural and regional support organisations to be involved in AgQuip.
They will provide an opportunity to highlight and share some lifesaving preventative health and safety information, on-site drought relief assistance for primary producers, farmers, agricultural workers and the rural community at large.
While AgQuip has the reputation for big sales and groundbreaking technology, the trying conditions faced by the rural sector has given the organisers another focus – that of mental health and assistance for our farmers at a grass roots level.
Having support organisations on site in a welcoming environment offers members of the rural community a chance to take stock and spend a little time talking over topics of concern and hopefully walking out with some positive outcomes.
The trying conditions faced by the rural sector has given the organisers another focus – that of mental health and assistance for our farmers at a grass roots level.
As usual, AgQuip again provides both buyers and sellers of services and equipment with assistance and ideas to survive and prosper under such harsh conditions.
Since it began in 1973, Commonwealth Bank AgQuip has grown with the support of agribusinesses and industry organisations that value the importance of the event in reaching out to the farming community.
Commonwealth Bank will be the event’s major sponsor on the back of many years of continued support.
“Commonwealth Bank’s major sponsorship is a reflection of significance placed by corporate Australia on agriculture and primary industry,” Ms Nugent added.
Commonwealth Bank is committed to helping Australian farmers and regional businesses realise their full potential, including through its support of events and programs which showcase innovative products and industry best practice.
Commonwealth Bank AgQuip will be held at its purpose-built 32-hectare site off the Oxley Highway to the west of Gunnedah.
The event runs from Tuesday to Thursday, August 21 to 23, 2018.
There are no entrance or parking fees for visitors.