While the 2018 field days calendar is coming to a close, there’s still a lot of action set for October and November. Here are some of the highlights
Royal Launceston Show
WHAT: Since 1873, the Royal National Agricultural and Pastoral Society of Tasmania Limited (RNAPS) has held an agricultural show in Launceston. Since 1984, that event has been called The Royal Launceston Show, following the granting of a Royal decree. This year’s Royal Launceston Show will take place Thursday before the second Saturday in October.
WHERE: Inveresk, Tasmania
WHEN: October 11
MORE INFO: http://www.launcestonshowground.com.au
Wandin Silvan Field Days
WHAT: Wandin Silvan Field Days’ focus is showcasing horticultural and agricultural producers and their products and services. This enables visitors to have direct contact with the local growers and producers of this region.
WHERE: Wandin East, Victoria
WHEN: October 12–13
MORE INFO: www.wandinsilvanfielddays.com.au/event
Royal Geelong Show
WHAT: Founded in 1855, the Royal Geelong Agricultural & Pastoral Society is a not-forprofit organisation supported by a volunteer community base of 63 councillors and over 100 co-opted members.
WHERE: Geelong, Victoria
WHEN: October 18–21
MORE INFO: https://royalgeelongshow.org.au
Flinders Island Show
WHAT: The Flinders Island Show is a traditional agricultural and pastoral show, reflecting the Island’s traditional rural heritage. The show includes sheep, cattle and wool displays competing for best of show awards and visitors can watch the sporting events, including equestrian and wood chopping competitions.
WHERE: Palana Road, Whitemark, Tasmania
WHEN: October 19
MORE INFO: www.flinders.tas.gov.au/community
Australian National Field Days 2018
WHAT: More than 600 exhibitors travel to the Borenore site (15km west of Orange, NSW) from all over Australia and internationally to display their products and services during the three-day event.
WHERE: Borenore, NSW
WHEN: October 25–27
MORE INFO: https://anfd.com.au
GFIA Australia Conference & Exhibition
WHAT: Hosting two adjacent exhibitions – one presenting solutions in controlled environments and protected cropping; and another showcasing products for the precision agriculture and smart farming sector, and a high-level conference program, GFIA in Focus will present the latest innovations and technologies for smart food production to 2,000 food producers, policy makers, scientists and investors.
WHERE: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QLD
WHEN: November 27–28
MORE INFO: http://www.gfiainfocus.com/australia-gfia
EIMA International Agricultural and Gardening Machinery Exhibition
WHAT: EIMA is held in Bologna Trade Fair quarters on an exhibition area of 375,000 square metres, and hosts some 1,900 companies from 40 countries exhibiting more than 50,000 models of machinery and equipment for all types of agricultural operations or green work, for every model of enterprise. WHERE: Bologna, Italy
WHEN: November 7–11
MORE INFO: https://www.eima.it/en/index.php