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FarmFest has a full house

Confidence and optimism about the future of primary industry in Australia is reflected in the full house sign going up at CRT FarmFest, opening near Toowoomba on 6 June. Source: Queensland Country Life

More than 2000 companies will be participating in the event, catering to the more than 60,000 visitors who are expected to stream through the Kingsthorpe gates over three days.

Kate Nugent, group manager of FarmFest organisers, Fairfax Rural Events, said a vast range of new products and services, highlighting new technology and innovation, would be displayed until Thursday,8 June.

“Visitors to this year’s event will be pleasantly surprised at the number of improvements,” she said.

“The simple grid pattern of the purpose-built FarmFest site makes it one of the best in Australia and includes special areas for demonstrations, which includes a new drone zone.” Ms Nugent said traffic management updates would enhance the event’s car parking arrangements with courtesy shuttle buses in the car parks to help visitors make their way to the entrances to the static display grid.

She said other improvements included an expanded site area on the northern side of the display grid, as well as new sites along Livestock Way, more seating, more shade and toilet facility upgrades.

“This year sees many new agricultural companies participating at CRT FarmFest, along with the many significant larger machinery companies,” Ms Nugent said. “Because of its size, diversity and national positioning, CRT FarmFest offers unmatched marketing opportunities. In doing so, it provides primary industry in Queensland with an unparalleled chance to increase its already high efficiency.”