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Dowerin Field Days

Dowerin Field DaysThe Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days is an agricultural expo located in the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia. The event has continually expanded over the past 51 years to become the largest and most successful event of its kind in the state. With a strong reputation, which is widely recognised throughout Australia, the Dowerin Field Days are classed as being among the three largest agricultural machinery events in the country.

The small Wheatbelt community swells from a population of a few hundred to over 24,000 throughout the two days in August. The number of exhibitors continues to grow each year and reached a historic 700 in 2015. Exhibitors and visitors travel from all over the state, country and increasingly overseas.

The Field Days provide businesses, offering a wide range of products and services, with an opportunity to showcase their capabilities and promote their brand to a targeted audience. Exhibitors range from manufacturers and distributors of farm machinery and allied equipment, rural services, information technology to lifestyle and leisure products and services. The Dowerin Field Days are a valuable shop window to the farming community.

The outstanding efforts from members of the community in contributing time, energy and expertise, ensures visitors and exhibitors enjoy the benefit of a well organised and professional managed event. As a not-for-profit community owned and operated event, income generated is injected back into Dowerin and surrounding towns, contributing to the success and survival of the region. The event is symbolic of rural communities helping themselves.

The Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days will continue to encourage exhibitors to meet the trends, expectations and needs of the many diverse groups who rely on the annual event for information on the very latest developments in machinery, computers, finance, cropping and rural lifestyles. The board continues to investigate various proposals which will provide facilities and services to meet the emerging demands of a changing market place.

This Years Dowerin Field Days event will take place on Wednesday the 30th and Thursday the 31st of August 2017.

History

From a humble suggestion for raising funds to water a tennis court in 1964, today the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days has put Dowerin on the map as the biggest rural event in Western Australia and a "must attend" showcase for people from all walks of life. Held in Dowerin on the last Wednesday and Thursday in August this event continues to attract tens of thousands of people to the Wheatbelt.

As broadacre farming evolves and other influences make themselves felt, the Dowerin

GWN7 Machinery Field Days continue a natural evolution. Technology is an essential part of broadacre farming, with the use of computers and satellite beamed information and these days, computer displays share space with farm machinery. Lifestyle farms are moving closer to centres such as Dowerin, it's possible to run many consultant type businesses from rural areas and already the ’bush change’ lifestyle has seen smaller tractors dominate farm machinery sales across Australia . Horticulture, aquaculture and olive tree farming have reached the wheatbelt, as has the production of trees, such as Blue Gums and Paulowina.

The Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days will continue to encourage exhibitors to meet the trends, expectations and needs of the many diverse groups who rely on the annual event for information on the very latest developments in machinery, computers, finance, cropping and rural lifestyles. The board continues to investigate various proposals which will provide facilities and services to meet the emerging demands of a changing market place.

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Board Members

Board Members
President: Michael Metcalf
Vice-President: Nadine McMorran
Secretary: Courtney Strang

Staff

Staff Members
Suzanne Blay: info@dowerinfielddays.com.au
Kylie Spark: catering@dowerinfielddays.com.au
Jenna Santos: admin@dowerinfieldays.com.au
Phone: (08) 96 311 021

For more information regarding the Dowerin Field Day or Dowerin Events Management please click here to visit the official website.