Make a date with FarmFest

FarmFest positions new technology and innovation at farmers’ fingertips. Picture: CONTRIBUTED.

Queensland’s biggest primary industry business event, Elders FarmFest field days return this year from 4 to 6 June.

ACM Rural Events – the organisers of Elders FarmFest – have taken a steady stream of inquiry since last year.

ACM Rural Event’s sales manager Sean McKeown said 2024’s event was unfolding as one of the biggest yet, with a dedicated AgSmart Connect pavilion and daily talks at the Elders stand at 11am discussing the future of agriculture.

He said the response from manufacturers and service providers across Australia had positioned this year’s Elders FarmFest in a positive light.

“We’re expecting continued growth in visitation numbers as producers want to understand more about what equipment, technology and learning they can use to create better outcomes,” Mr McKeown said.

“Farmers need to be able create better efficiencies in how they operate and it is the role of field days such as FarmFest to help share how this can be done.”

Elders FarmFest is located on its own dedicated site in Kingsthorpe, just 20 kilometres west of Toowoomba, in the heart of the Darling Downs, one of Australia’s richest agricultural regions.

The event is designed to offer promotional and sales opportunities to all agribusinesses, from big farm machinery, tractors, tillage and irrigation equipment to pumps and power tools.

ACM Rural Events organise and promote several field days in Australia, including Australia’s largest, the AgQuip Field Days in Gunnedah and the AgSmart Connect conference in Tamworth.

FarmFest is among the largest outdoor agricultural industry events, gathering more than 60,000 farming families and consumers.

“The key to the event has always been its ability to connect the farmer with suppliers of important products and services – allowing for demonstrations and conversations – and building trust and understanding,” Mr McKeown said.

“FarmFest has been an important part of Queensland’s agriculture scene for 49 years.”

For information about exhibiting, please contact the event organisers ACM Rural Events on email or visit the FarmFest website at