Grainews editors Lisa Guenther and Scott Garvey are in Australia this week for events including Commonwealth Bank AgQuip, billed as the country’s biggest agricultural and rural marketplace.
The show runs Aug. 18 to 20 this year just west of Gunnedah, about 400 km north of Sydney, in New South Wales.
Organizers estimate the show, organized by Rural Press Events and sponsored by Commonwealth Bank, brings out over 100,000 attendees per year to chat with representatives from about 3,000 individual companies.
“For many companies, it’s a rare chance to talk with and get a direct response from the people who use the products and services on sale,” organizers say on their website.
“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,” Rural Press Events GM Barry Harley said on the site.
In this gallery, Grainews field editor Lisa Guenther shows you some of the sights from AgQuip.