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Commonwealth Bank supports agricultural innovation

Commonwealth Bank supports agricultural innovation

Most of us have seen and heard about the use of drones, but did you know that drone technology is changing the way of farming in Australia?

Many farmers now use drones to check their crops and herds and integrate satellite technology to help them make their decisions.

CBA is bringing this, along with the latest in farming innovation, into various discussion forums at one of the nation’s premier farming events, Commonwealth Bank AgQuip 2016, continuing a tradition that started in 1981. 

AgQuip is a three day event offering farmers the opportunity to celebrate their achievements over the past year while networking and investigating the innovations they’d like to adopt for the year ahead.

Tim Harvey, General Manager Regional and Agribusiness Banking New South Wales, said AgQuip is a major highlight on the agribusiness calendar. 

“Our team looks forward to the event at Gunnedah each year as a chance to catch up with customers and friends and see the latest innovations in farming equipment and ideas share new ideas and inspiration.

“Commonwealth Bank has been supporting regional Australia for over 100 years, and our continued support of Australia’s premier industry field day reflects our ongoing commitment to the agriculture industry and regional businesses,” Tim said. 

Commonwealth Bank will host a number of events during AgQuip, including a new Agtech discussion panel, where farmers and industry commentators will discuss what they think the future holds for technology in the agricultural sector. 

Also hosted by the Bank will be the popular Women in Business high tea for leading women in agriculture, where CommSec Chief Economist Craig James will give the latest insights into the economy. 

Commonwealth Bank will again host the prestigious Brownhill Cup announcement at our stand this year. 

The perpetual cup was donated by the Brownhill farming family of ‘Merrilong’ in Spring Ridge, NSW and is awarded to encourage landholders in northern NSW to apply conservation farming and efficient management practices on their properties. 

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