The nation’s largest marketplace for new agricultural and rural products, equipment and services AgQuip runs for three days annually in winter.
First held on the Gunnedah Showgrounds in 1973, AgQuip field days expanded so rapidly that in 1977, a site was purpose-built to accommodate it six kilometres from town on the fertile Lincoln Plains, at the heart of one of Australia’s most diversified agricultural regions.
At 2018’s AgQuip, 3,000-odd ag-related companies will converge on the site to launch new farm products and services to an expected 100,000-plus visitors. Company representatives will be on hand to explain and demonstrate new equipment, answer all your questions and discuss the finer points with prospective buyers.
A gigantic showcase for new farm-related equipment, AgQuip is the place to check out everything from cutting-edge automated tractors to new weeding, feeding and seeding technology, farm-friendly solar PV panels to agri-focused financial services. The three-day gathering is also a place to get invaluable on-the-spot feedback from ag equipment designers, manufacturers and service providers.
“Many a designer has gone back to the drawing board after long discussions with the savvy consumers at Australia’s premier primary industry field days,” says Barry Harley, general manager of Rural Press Events, the event organisers.
A free AgQuip guide book, distributed to visitors on site, lists all exhibitors with contact details and contains a site plan and other handy event details.
AgQuip field days are open to the public 9am-5pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-4pm Thursday (9-4). AgQuip HQ is open 7:30am-6pm daily and is available by phone on (02) 6742 0000 on all event days.