|The countdown is on to one of the world’s greatest agricultural events - the 44th Commonwealth Bank AgQuip 2016 - which gets underway on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 16 to 18 August on the dedicated AgQuip site just west of Gunnedah, NSW.|
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Crowds in the order of 100,000 are expected to attend over the three days of Australia’s largest agricultural event with more than 3,000 companies and organisations exhibiting at the giant rural supermarket.
Timely rain in many parts of Australia has come as a welcome curtain-raiser to Commonwealth Bank AgQuip field days.
Organisers, Fairfax Rural Events group manager Kate Nugent said, “we don’t want to underplay the difficulties many farmers face on a day to day basis,” she said, “but, like everyone else, we’re delighted when good rains come at the right time for winter crops.”
Commonwealth Bank AgQuip has played a vital role in the commercial operation of thousands of farms in Australia over the past 44 years. “Even when things are really tough,” Kate said, “Commonwealth Bank AgQuip has been there as a place farmers can come to get the very best, the most cost efficient machinery, equipment and advice so they themselves can be more efficient. “And, of course, Australian farmers are renowned as being among the most productive and cost efficient in the world.
“We’re proud to think we may have played some small but significant part in helping to build that reputation over the past third of a century.” Innovation is something that the field day is seeing increasingly more of in the industry with farmers responding to environmental and technological changes in new and interesting ways.
Once again, this national rural marketing and sales event assists in giving farmers the knowledge and equipment to adapt.
There are a number of new technology products on display at this year’s special event including drones, computer systems and software, control systems, farm security, global positioning systems (GPS), internet, monitoring equipment, precision farming, precision planting equipment and solar technology.
Commonwealth Bank AgQuip 2016 is free admission to the public, with car parking gates opening at 7.30am and visitor gates to the static display area open from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 9am to 4pm on Thursday.
Article sourced from: http://www.farmonline.com.au/events/agquip/PUBLICI...