Events Cal­en­dar

As the year draws to a close, here are the re­main­ing Agri­cul­tural and Ru­ral Field Day event high­lights for 2018 as well as a sneak peek into 2019.

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ProAg Field Days WHAT: Held over two days in early No­vem­ber, this year’s ProAg will once again be held at the Macksville Show­grounds in Macksville, NSW. With its first show back in 1984, this long-run­ning event is ex­pected to at­tract thou­sands of vis­i­tors to view the of­fer­ings of over 100 agri­cul­tural and gen­eral in­ter­est com­pa­nies on-site.

WHEN: No­vem­ber 2-3

MORE INFO: www.fair­faxru­ralevents.com.au/proag/home

EIMA WHAT: Tak­ing place in Bologna, Italy, EIMA – the In­ter­na­tional Agri­cul­tural and Gar­den­ing Ma­chin­ery Ex­hi­bi­tion – is a bi­en­nial event that show­cases man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­tries from around the world. Theme sa­lons will fo­cus on the ar­eas of: agri­cul­tural me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing; use of re­new­able en­ergy re­sources of agri­cul­tural and forestry; ir­ri­ga­tion and wa­ter man­age­ment; mul­ti­func­tion­al­ity in agri­cul­ture; and gar­den­ing. There will also be fo­cus ar­eas con­cen­trat­ing on top­ics like ad­vanced elec­tron­ics, such as drones and sen­sors, and a new tech­nol­ogy com­pe­ti­tion.

WHEN: No­vem­ber 7-11

MORE INFO: www.eima.it/en/in­dex.php

Dun­gog Show WHAT: NSW’s Dun­gog Agri­cul­tural and Hor­ti­cul­tural Show will be in its 125th year this year. With cat­tle dis­plays, camel rac­ing, a fence post split­ting com­pe­ti­tion, dachshund dash and de­mo­li­tion derby, it’s go­ing to be a packed cou­ple of days!

WHEN: No­vem­ber 9-10

MORE INFO: www.dun­gogshow.com.au

Bal­larat Spring Show WHAT: The Bal­larat Agri­cul­tural and Pas­toral So­ci­ety have been pro­mot­ing agri­cul­ture in Vic­to­ria since its first event back in 1856, which saw 20 plough­men com­pet­ing in a plough­ing match. From those hum­ble be­gin­nings has grown a size­able three-day event with an­i­mal shows, the Ru­ral Am­bas­sador Awards, arts and crafts, and a dog jump com­pe­ti­tion.

WHEN: No­vem­ber 9-11

MORE INFO: www.bal­larat­show.org.au

EuroTier WHAT: Tak­ing place in Han­nover, Ger­many, this year’s EuroTier will be pre­sented un­der the guid­ing theme ‘Dig­i­tal An­i­mal Farm­ing’ where in­ter­na­tional know-how on the use of sen­sors for live­stock man­age­ment will be shared. Vis­i­tors to this year’s trade fair will be able to find out how sen­sors and con­trol units can be net­worked to keep mul­ti­ple in­ter­act­ing pa­ram­e­ters within their ideal ranges to pro­duce the best cli­mate and light­ing for any live­stock species.

WHEN: No­vem­ber 13-16

MORE INFO: www.eurotier.com

Noorat Show WHAT: Held at the Noorat Recre­ation Re­serve in Noorat, Vic­to­ria, the an­nual Noorat Show pro­motes agri­cul­tural and in­dus­trial progress in the heart of dairy coun­try. Billed as a Fam­ily Fun Show, there will be live­stock judg­ing, lo­cal pro­duce, horse rid­ing, a show and shine com­pe­ti­tion (in­clud­ing dirt­i­est ute!) and a home­craft pav­il­ion. WHEN: No­vem­ber 17

MORE INFO: www.noorat­show.org.au

GFIA in fo­cus WHAT: Held at the Bris­bane Con­ven­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre this is the first event in Aus­tralia for the Global Fo­rum for In­no­va­tions in Agri­cul­ture. Two ex­hi­bi­tions will run con­cur­rently

– one pre­sent­ing so­lu­tions in con­trolled en­vi­ron­ments and pro­tected crop­ping, and the other show­cas­ing prod­ucts for the pre­ci­sion agri­cul­ture and smart farm­ing sec­tor.

WHEN: No­vem­ber 27-28

MORE INFO: www.gfi­ain­fo­cus.com

Man­jimup Cherry Har­mony Fes­ti­val WHAT: This one-day event in the West Aus­tralian town of Man­jimup aims to cel­e­brate the lo­cal hor­ti­cul­tural in­dus­try of the South­ern Forests. Events in­clude wine tast­ing, a log chop­ping com­pe­ti­tion, and a food av­enue of the finest pro­duce the area has to of­fer.

WHEN: De­cem­ber 8

MORE INFO: www.cher­ryfes­ti­val.com.au

IDW Aus­tralia WHAT: Aus­tralia’s In­ter­na­tional Dairy Week, held in Tatura Park, Vic­to­ria, is a fo­rum to show­case the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in Aus­tralian dairy cat­tle, farm­ing prac­tices, dairy knowl­edge, breed­ing and ge­net­ics, ma­chin­ery, equip­ment and tech­nol­ogy, en­vi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment and ser­vices. Held dur­ing the third week of Jan­uary each year, IDW is the place to be for all dairy farm­ers, breed­ers, pro­duc­ers, com­pa­nies, or­gan­i­sa­tions and oth­ers oper­at­ing within the dairy in­dus­try.

WHEN: Jan­uary 20-24 MORE INFO: http://in­ter­na­tion­al­dairy­week.com.au

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