Farm World, widely regarded as one of Victoria’s premier regional agricultural events, attracts more than 55,000 visitors and over 800 exhibitors over four days.
The event offers a strong focus on the latest in technology, equipment and information and provides an ideal opportunity to get up close and chat with the experts.
There’s plenty to see at Farm World for both urban pioneers and lifestyle farmers interested in equipment, DIY passions, sustainable gardening and horticulture, and masses of must-have tools.
Don’t miss the activities from The Institute of Drone Technology as they show how drones will become an integral part of the future and are how they can deliver enormously positive impacts for farmers and agribusinessDemonstrations and presentations are activated throughout the entire event including those attributed to the 2018 theme being Food, Fibre, Future. Farm World is also the perfect day out for the family with food, beverages, animal nursery, pony rides, competitions, masses of retail shopping and much more!
And did you know
In 1963, a group of Gippsland farmers collaborated to exhibit farm machinery and plant the seed that would eventually grow to become one of Victoria’s premier regional agricultural events – Farm World.
Originally known as The Gippsland Field Days, this iconic event started its life on a property near Longwarry Vic followed by a series of locations in the Warragul region over the next four years.
In 1967, land was contributed by some visionary local farmers to form what is now known as Lardner Park, ultimately giving Farm World a permanent home from which it could flourish – with the 50th Anniversary celebrated in 2017.
The local community were passionate about growing the Lardner Park facility, the site gradually expanded as land was purchased or generously bequeathed from neighbouring farmers.
From this brave initiative, back in the 1960s, Lardner Park has grown to 121ha (300 acres) in size and consists of a modern convention centre capable of hosting up to 1,000 delegates, over 5000sqm of undercover pavilion space, an agroforestry plantation, R&D crops and numerous other facilities.
What’s New in 2018
A new component of Farm World in 2018 is a dedicated Drone Zone, located adjacent to the Lakeside Arena. The area will feature the latest in drone developments in both technology and practice, and will showcase how the utilisation of drones is such a game-changer for agribusiness across the globe.
Make sure you follow Farm World on Facebook to see all the latest news and additions to Farm World in the lead up to the event, or if social media is not your thing, sign up on the website to receive a regular e-newsletter. Go to: https://lardnerpark.com.au/farm-world/
Farm World 2018 will be held over four days from Thursday 12th April until Sunday 15th April. Open hours are from 8:30am to 5:00pm every day except Sunday when the event closes at 4:00pm.