VIDEO: Commonwealth Bank offers continued support to AgQuip; sponsors new programs and forums

By: Carene Chong, Video by: Guy Allen

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Since 1981, Commonwealth Bank has been supporting the nation's largest agricultural field days, AgQuip as a way to give back to the regional community.

In addition to providing banking services to the thousands of businesses exhibiting at the show, the bank also sponsors a number of special awards and programs at the event to bring the farming community together.

Some examples are the Bronwhill Cup given out to exceptional agribusinesses every year; the Women in Business High Tea and a new Young Farmers Forum which brings together both experienced and new farmers to share thoughts and ideas.

"For the Commonwealth Bank, this is a way we can truly get ingrained in the local community," says Commonwealth Bank Regional and Agribusiness Banking Executive General Manager Geoff Wearne.

He adds farmers are looking to increase their investment on equipment and infrastructure over the next 12 months.

"People are thinking about their existing farming operations, how do they improve their productivity versus buying the farm next door," he says.

Stay tuned for our exclusive interview with Commonwealth Bank Managing Director for Asset Finance Bronwyn Yam next week in which she decodes asset finance and tells you what you need to know about equipment purchasing. 

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