Each year the community of Dowerin delivers WA’s largest agricultural event on the last Wednesday and Thursday of August. Our small Wheatbelt town swells to a population of around 20,000 people over the two days, including usually a sold-out contingent of exhibitors.
Building on our long and proud history, the event unites our state’s agricultural industry. Field Days are business events and at their core, showcase in a trade environment the products and services that support the operations of farmers and primary producers.
We bring together the full supply chain, from agribusiness, to machinery, equipment, livestock and professional services, and providers of technologies. Dowerin becomes the hub of knowledge and connection for everyone in the sector.
Field Days also provides a platform to promote agriculture to a broader audience, highlighting the significance of the sector to the everyday lives of West Australians. This hub of connection extends beyond business. At the heart of the Wheatbelt are their communities.
So, as well as bringing together a wealth of professional and industry connections, and growing industry, we’re also bringing together people. For many, the Field Days is a chance to come together with mates and family from far and wide. And our exhibitor offering extends beyond just being agricultural related products and services.
The Field Days is also intrinsically connected to its surrounding communities. It is only possible to deliver an event of this scale and significance through the efforts of our volunteers who are all paid an hourly wage towards a not-for-profit organisation of their choosing. We also offer two grant rounds a year that organisations involved in Field Days can apply for, these grants inject a further $30,000 into the Wheatbelt per annum.
We also see the Field Days as an important opportunity to attract visitors to showcase the beauty and potential of the region. Regionally significant events such as the Field Days are vital for the economic development of local towns, so we thank all of our stakeholders for their support.