Farm World kicks off the Field days Calendar of main events for 2023

Farm World will lead the $1 billion Field days and show circuit into a new era of optimism in 2023 as the first of the main events for exhibitors and visitors

With the main exhibits on show and in addition an action-packed program of demos that you need to see from new model releases to techno wizardry to down to earth vegetableplanting and harvesting it makes Farm World the first of the must attend Field days for 2023

Farm World is the main event for Victoria and is also the first of the major Field days set to light up around the country as the circuit springs into action for 2023 with Farm World getting underway on Friday 24 March 2023 and will run for three days until Sunday 26 March 2023.

Farm World offers the ideal opportunity for orders to be placed and delivered in time for the next harvest season, and with farm equipment in particular in short supply many growers and producers find it’s an ideal time to place orders at this main event.

Every main distributor and manufacturer will be on exhibition at Farm World 2023 as the industry realises orders need to be taken earlier than previous seasons to keep up with the demand and be on time for next season deliveries.

Farm World will be the first main event on the national calendar of field days and it’s up to everybody in the industry to make sure everything gets off to a good start.

Many exhibitors are already booking spots at Farm World to show new product releases and services and have had a major input into securing the event as a vibrant three-day exhibition, as opposed to the four-day format of previous years.

As a result, there will be a huge variety of activations inside the three-day program with Farm World 2023 providing a reason for everybody to attend.

The gates open for the major Field Days events circuit when Farm World 2023 springs into action on Friday 24 March with a three day spectacular running until Sunday 26 March 2023

If you ask any regular visitors to Farm World as to their favourite exhibition or program event you will get a multitude of answers as this is close to the most eclectic offering from any Field days event from around the country.

While dealers are offering the chance to demo the latest tractor releases and farm equipment across the paddocks there will also be a demo of how a farm dam can generate solar power and eliminate evaporation in the process.

And while the family can get up close and pat Alpaca’s and learn how to cut their toenails there will be latest release drones buzzing the sky above showing how they are placed to spray herbicides and fertilisers into locations inaccessible to ground vehicles.

Meanwhile take a break from the kids by entering them into the rainbow trout kid’s fishing competition hosted by the team from Noojee Trout Farm and get over and see the tractor and trailer driving competition where there was just a four second split to decide the winner in the 2022 competition.

When the kids have finished fishing, get them along to the Moto X spectacular where the Freestyle Kings show what professional riders can do with a Moto-X, including death defying leaps into thin air.

Be sure to get down to the main event centre as it comes alive with multiple cooking demos from a selection of local chef’s and home-style cooking experts – with the chance to sample some of their wares for everybody in the family to enjoy.

But whatever you do at Farm world 2023, keep some energy for the highly anticipated Rodeo with the gates open at 5.30pm on Saturday 25 March to see bucking Bronx and Bulls for an action filled 3 hours-plus event for the whole family to enjoy.

What to expect at Farm World 2023

The Field Day will continue to focus on innovations and products in Farming, Agro-Forestry, Aquaculture, Lifestyle and Contractors, Breeders, Dairy, Alpaca and sheep Industries as well as plenty for the whole family to do and see as well.

There will be a welcome return of the Farm World Rodeo on Saturday 25 March with an even larger ticketing allocation. This will enable families to enjoy all the daytime activities and then move onto a spectacular night at the Rodeo.

There are ticketing packages designed to attract all agricultural community families, and also city folk who will get along to enjoy the Rodeo, and all that regional Victoria has to offer.

Farm World Dates to lock into your calendar

Friday 24 March – Gates open from 9am to 4pm

Saturday 25 March – Gates Open from 9am to 5pm

Saturday 25 MarchFarm World Rodeo – Gates open at 5.30pm for a 3-hour spectacular.
(Note: Food and full Bar Facilities available for this separately ticketed event). Bring your camp chairs and picnic blankets for a great family event

Sunday 26 March, Gates Open from 9am to 4pm.

Ticketing for these events is available from 20 January 2023 on this link, with combination and multi day pass options available and early bird discounts for online purchases. Make it a pleasant experience by avoiding the queues and buy Online now.

FREE Childrens tickets – Under 16 years of age ENTRY will be FREE. Supported under a State Government of Victoria initiative in partnership with Lardner Park.

Tickets available Online from 20 January 2023.

Tickets will also be available at the gate via EFPOS – at Ticket Box C and D (Car Park One and Two) with Ticket Box A and B reserved for online purchases and faster scanning and processing.

Friday 24 March will see gates open to the public at 9am for Farm World 2023:

Where to see all the action at Farm world

All the great information and entertainment zones in Farm World will continue to drive value for Visitors, Buyers, and Exhibitors.

Take a stroll down Avenue A, the main thoroughfare, as it will play host to our largest Ag Dealers as you enter the event. If you’re in the market for a Tractor, implement or combination, this is where you’ll want head to first.

These are all must see events

In addition other great zones within farm world that will attract the biggest crowds include:

Ag Machinery  Avenue A, B, J,K and in association with

Ag Implements,  Avenue C, D and E

Dairy Factory and Supplier See these great exhibitions on Avenue E, F and Lakeside

Beef Producers and Support Industries  An all-time favourite at Cattel Corner and Stock Yards

Alpaca and Sheep  Catch these at the Lakeside Pavilion and Heritage Rotunda

Stock Yards, Silos and Farm Supplies A big showing at the Lakeside Arena

Fishing and Aquaculture Zone Relax a little and stroll to the Lakeside loading Ramp -Edge of lake

Civil Construction Zone  Gather the team over at Avenue G

Caravans, Camp Trailers The chance to get away is on offer at Timber Street

Drone Zone  Take in these fabulous flying beasts just above the 4WD track and East West Street

Freestyle Kings and Rodeo this all-action precinct is at the North end of Lakeside Arena

Sawmills and Agro-Forestry A very lively action centre with displays and demos on Fifth Street

Motorbikes, Side by Sides, Garden and Home Equipment Action packed from dawn till dusk on Fourth Street

Motor Vehicles See entries from all Major Manufacturers lined-up on Third Street

Garden Nurseries and General Interest Zone  On display at First Street and Farm World Bazaar

General interest Zone Things you never expect to see at the General Interest Pavilion – North Pavilion

Strategic Partners and Government Dept Zone Take a look down  Second and Third Street at the Hollywood Blvd and Baw Baw Pavilion – North End

ACE Industrial Tools ZONE This wonderland of gadgets is in the Baw Baw Pavilion – South end

The events at Farm World are non-stop so its important to make up an itinerary and book ahead in some instances to make sure you save a spot for yourself and the family

Program of demos and gatherings

Farm World is also renown for some great get togethers at breakfast and lunch and 2023 will be just as enjoyable. In addition, there is an action-packed program of demos that you need to see from techno wizardry to down to earth vegetable planting and harvesting.

Choose the events that fascinate you most and fit as many in as you can throughout the day.

  • At 7am (invited guests) will enjoy the Commonwealth Bank Breakfast with leading CBA economists presenting on all things related to future commodities markets and discussions around the challenging banking and finance markets in a high inflation cycle. An audience of up to 300 invited guests will enjoy a great way to start the day at Farm World and an opportunity to enjoy a scrumptious seated breakfast made from Gippsland produce and served in the main Event Centre.
  • Following the Breakfast will be Farm Worlds annual celebration of Women in Ag, with the Telstra Women in Ag Luncheon kicking off with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at 11am – with keynote speaker – Pip Courtney from the long running and well-respected ABC Landline series. With another guest speaker to join the line-up from Rare Breeds Australia, guests can expect to hear about Pip’s journey in journalism and connection to the regions through her role as host of Landline. Eastern Victoria Region – General Manager of Telstra – Jenny Gray will MC this wonderful event as we all celebrate the pivotal role women play in the diverse agriculture industry in 2022 and beyond.
  • Across the Lardner Park site, Farm World will provide multiple zones with “Live Demonstration” opportunities. From Ag Dealers running Ag Equipment demos in the paddock with opportunities to sit in the cab of the latest Tractor and drive and use the technology, to sawmill and Agro-forestry demonstrations showcasing the latest advances in industry, techniques, products, and services. A crop of Potato planting and Harvesting is also under consideration by organisers and local dealers, which would see vegetable harvesting added to the event schedule.
  • Renewable technologies zone, like the new 50KW Floating Solar demonstration on Lardner parks Lake, will showcase the benefits of under-utilised dam surfaces for farmers to generate and contribute to the energy transition movement, whilst also eliminating evaporation from their dams and waterways. This brand-new activation will be hosted onsite permanently by GCCN to showcase to farmers the possibilities of renewables as the Latrobe Valley transitions away from coal. Gippsland Climate Change Network (GCCN) will host the site and a stand to engage farmers by walking them out onto the floating solar array, built on pontoons and anchored to the dam floor.
  • Aquaculture and Victorian Fisheries will be newly represented at Farm World 2023, with over 2300 rainbow trout using the Lardner Park Lake as their new home.  A kid’s fishing competition will take place at Farm World 2023 hosted by the team from Noojee Trout Farm, in line with a NEW Lardner Park fishing competition and outdoor leisure expo set to happen in Nov 2023.
  • Freestyle Kings – Moto X show will return to FW23 with three spectacular shows a day at 10am, 12pm and 2pm, showcasing professional Moto-X riders to kids and families across the three days of FW. After all, every kid on a farm has a bike or wants one and after admiring the spectacular show from the Freestyle Kings, Mum and Dad can head up the hill to purchase a bike from major brands like KTM, Suzuki, Honda, and Yamaha. We’ll have exhibitors from all the major factories onsite, ready to do a deal.
  • The Farm World Rodeo will make its much-anticipated return to FW23, with gates at FW open until 5pm on Saturday 25 March, this separately ticketed event will play host to the bucking Bronx and Bulls for an action filled 3+ hour event for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets for the FW Rodeo will be on sale at www.lardnerpark.com.au early in the new year. Don’t forget to book, this event sold-out in 2022, so get your tickets now.
  • Alongside the Freestyle Kings and above our dedicated 4WD track at Lardner Park, we’ll be showcasing live Drone demonstrations –From retail drone sales to Agricultural Drone Survey and commercial Spraying companies. Always a zone that attracts a lot of attention, from serious farming operators to leisure, lifestyle, and families – everybody enjoys seeing the latest advances in this growing industry sector.
  • The main event centre comes alive on FW Saturday and Sunday, with local retailer String and Salt hosting multiple cooking and butchering demos across the FW program. Local identity Dave Cann, will MC the events and host local chef’s, butchers, and home-style cooking experts – once again, something for everybody in the family to enjoy.
  • Alpaca displays and presentation are set to feature in the Lakeside Pavilion and Heritage Rotunda with workshops running every hour, getting the public involved, cutting toenails, kids walking alpacas and getting our youth involved in this evolving industry.
  • Yarn at the Farm will return, down by the Heritage Rotunda in the centre of the property – a great networking event for Ag Dealers and Farmers to enjoy on Friday night at 4.30pm (After Farm World gates close to the public). Contact your local dealer for a ticket to this invite only event which will host the Farm World “Best Site” Awards, the Lardner Park Steer Trial award winners for 2022 and a few beverages and something to eat for invited guests and the Lardner Park Board and Committee to enjoy.  
  • The Farm World Tractor and Trailer Driving competition will also make a much-anticipated return, with the Dealer Cup competition on Friday night at Yarn on the Farm. The challenge is real, the competition is heated, and the Bragging Rights are for 12 months. Current back-to-back champion (2021/2022), Shane Marshall (Maffra Branch Manager)  from Case IH dealers TTMI with Dealerships in Trafalgar, Maffra, Leongatha, Warrnambool, and Longford in Tasmania. Shane is set to defend the title again with just 4 seconds splitting the timesheets in 2022. Sure to be enjoyed by everybody in 2023. The Contractors Cup and Farmers Cup will also return with spirited competition throughout the 3-day event with the eventual winner notified on Sunday afternoon. A welcome addition to this competition will be the Lardner Park Board/Committee and Mgmt team Cup – With the competition judges and organises challenged to compete on course.
  • Farm World continues to support multiple local community service and sporting clubs – with the Warragul and Drouin Lions Clubs, Warragul and Drouin Rotary Clubs, the Ellinbank Recreation reserve committee, Lardner Primary School, Drouin South Primary School, local CWA, Warragul Industrials Football and Netball Club, Ellinbank Football and Netball club – All of these and many other local organisations provide services at FW23 and all commit funds for service back into the local community, contributing a positive and essential part of any Ag Field Day which is providing positive outcomes across our regions.
  • As members of AAFDA (Association of Agricultural Field Days Australasia) Farm World is the first major event in the annual field day calendar and kicks off the year.

The Lardner Park Management team have put together Farm world 2023 as one of the most outstanding events for visitors with the best day out and value possible.

This is the business of farming, mixed with first class entertainment. Farmers get to make important buying decisions for their farm operations at Farm World during the day making enquiries and purchasing from leading suppliers.

And in addition, make it a real day out with the family at the FW23 event, staying until gates close at 5.00pm on Saturday and then fronting up again for the start of some incredible entertainment for the 5.30/7pm start of the Rodeo.

Then make sure you get up early enough on Sunday when the gates open at 9am and close at 4pm for market day when all the bargains are offered, or to close the deal on your previous day’s negotiations. Plenty of great bargains have been made on the final day at Farm World.

Make sure your experience at Farm World 2023 runs to plan by booking your tickets ahead for entrance and also for any popular events to avoid missing out

Come and see what makes the greatest Field Day event in Victoria so successful for yourself, don’t miss Farm World 2023.

For all distributors, manufacturers and rural retailers, don’t leave it too late to book your stand, call Farm World now on tel: 03 5626 1373, email farmworld@lardnerpark.com.au or complete the Online application form now at: https://lardnerpark.com.au/farmworld-exhibitors/

Visitors to Farm world 2023 should ensure their attendance by ordering Online tickets from 20 January 2023 for each day of the event in advance, with package deals available for those who wish to attend on multiple days.

Tickets can be purchased on the following link: https://lardnerpark.com.au/patrons/

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