About Agrotrend

What is it?

Often referred to as the salad bowl of Queensland, the Bundaberg region is the ideal location to hold Agrotrend – a celebration of the farmers and associated industries that make up the backbone of our region. We invite you to come along and check out Agrotrend in 2021. Two days of farming and lifestyle focussed activities for the whole family to enjoy. New this year is the Bundaberg Ag Tech area in the Main Pavilion and the Northside Produce Agency Building featuring more agricultural products than ever before.

Don’t miss the Agrotrend favourites with the alpaca competition, agility dog display, poultry show, vehicle displays and the Rum City Vintage Machinery Display.

Whether you are keen to check out and invest in the latest farming technologies or after a great afternoon out with the family – Agrotrend 2021 promises to deliver after a year off in 2020 due to Covid-19. The Rotary Club of Bundaberg look forward to welcoming you as a part of the event in 2021 and celebrating our agricultural industry.

In previous years, exhibitors have showcased major innovations in:

Sugar production

Horticulture
Irrigation & water supply
Machinery, motor vehicles & trucks
Livestock & animal husbandry
Aquaculture
Agricultural supplies
Lifestyle

If you’re interested in becoming an exhibitor at Agrotrend, feel free to contact us here.

In addition to agriculturally themed stalls, the Agrotend lifestyle component has made room for displays of camping equipment, craft stalls and other fun activities for families.

This year we’re celebrating our 41st annual event and here’s a look at some of our major achievements and where we started from:

1978 – The first Field Day was held 26-27th of April on AC Walker property at Carina. The second Field Day was held at John Santalucia’s property in Johnstone Street and continued at that site until 1984.

1984 – The Field Day was renamed AgroTrend and moved into the present site in Kendall’s Road.

1995 – AgroTrend raked in its highest profits to date with takings of $322 000. That year donations were made to at least 40 different groups, clubs, organisations and charities.

1996 – Heavy rains almost washed out the entire event. Thanks to the hard work of several members, the show went on.

2001-2015 – Newsmail paid a license fee to host Agrotrend (with conditions).

2016-Present – The Rotary Club of Bundaberg has resumed the administration of Agrotrend once more.