Record crowds for Elders FarmFest 2021
It was a history-making moment for the Toowoomba region this week, with Queensland’s largest agricultural field days, Elders FarmFest, returning to host record visitor numbers.
Quickly becoming Australia’s fastest growing agri-event, Elders FarmFest saw a first-day attendance of over 20,000 people and over 2,000 companies exhibiting throughout the Kingsthorpe site.
Officially opening the new Elders Pavilion site was state manager Jamie Brogan, who says he is proud to see the local Elders network come together for the event.
“We have team members from Roma to Beaudesert, Toowoomba to St George, all here supporting the event this week,” said Mr Brogan.
“Elders FarmFest has certainly been a success – not just for our business but for the region returning to in-person events,”
“After this week we are already planning for an even bigger Elders FarmFest in 2022.”
Toowoomba-based agronomist Matt Kenny, who spent two days catching up with clients at the event, says the level of enquiry from local growers was great to see.
“A field day is the perfect opportunity to get hands-on with the latest technology and to talk about new developments coming through the industry,” said Mr Kenny.
“It’s been a busy event for our Elders team.”
Looking on the bright side of the wet weather, Mr Kenny said the rainfall came at the right time for farmers wanting to attend the event.
“Having the rain on the Tuesday was great for us because it allows our clients to get off the tractor and come in and see us.”
“There was a lot of interest in new technology, improving soil health and regenerative agriculture,”
“That’s the great thing about working in ag, you’re always looking to the future.”
Fielding enquiries for livestock equipment was rural products specialist Craig Ward, who says the return of field days throughout Queensland has come at a perfect time.
“Not only are producers having a better season in the south-east, compared to recent dry years, but commodity prices are at an all-time high,” said Mr Ward.
“With the return of events Elders FarmFest, you can see people really taking advantage of field day offers to reinvest in their business,”
“My advice to producers considering upgrading equipment or technology is now is the time to buy.”
“There is a deal to suit everyone, and a field day is the perfect time to check it out.”
Elders would like to thank visitors to Elders FarmFest and welcome all back for the event in 2022.
Take a flyer-over of the impressive Elders FarmFest site with this video footage from Elders Toowoomba.