Conference Aim

Case IH Step UP! 2018 will provide the opportunity for the young, and the young at heart, to share, learn and explore ideas with fellow industry stakeholders, including farmers, harvesters, millers and researchers.

The event theme, Transition & Innovation, will focus on ever-advancing technology, absolute world best practices and how we can ensure our industry remains a global leader as it transitions from one generation to the next.

Case IH Step UP! will also provide a chance for participants to take some time away from their everyday work to connect with other like-minded progressive industry contributors to consider the concepts that will shape the future of our great industry.

StepUP! History

2018 will mark the third biennial Step UP! conference for Next Gen and is set to be the biggest event from the team to date. With nearly 200 people from all corners of the industry expected to attend, Case IH Step UP! 2018 is sure to be both progressive and dynamic.

The inaugural event went off with a bang at SeaWorld Resort in 2013 when young farmers from across the country descended on the Gold Coast to discuss leadership and the development of their farming careers. Headline speakers included international marketing and best practice experts, flown in especially for the event, and special appearances by rugby legend John Eales and funny man Sam Kekovich.

Two years later Step UP! headed north to tropical north Queensland when the event was held in sunny Palm Cove. This time round Next Gen’s young farmers were joined by more established industry professionals from the farming, harvesting, milling and research sectors. Delegates were truly spoiled with an impressive program line-up, including the unveiling of Case IH’s revolutionary Magnum Rowtrac tractor by their north American tractor specialist Ken Ohnell.

Next Gen has been fortunate to have Case IH support Step UP! since its inception and with the team in red back on board again as partner for 2018, it’s undeniable that Case IH Step UP! 2018 will once again be one to remember.

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Contact Us

For any assistance or queries regarding the CASE IH StepUp! 2018 Conference, please contact the Next Gen Officer Gerard Puglisi on 0428 988 736, or email