Welcome to SIAFD

by Rodney Hadfield

On behalf of the organising committee, it is a pleasure for me to welcome people to the 66th year of the South Island Agricultural Field Days, and our second year at Kirwee.

During the 2017 field days, you can expect to enjoy our ever growing demonstration displays, including silage and beet harvesting, as well as our usual demonstrations and a new initiative — lifestyle exhibits the whole family can enjoy.

While the SIAFD has grown, evolved and moved with the time, it has stayed true to its 1951 aim to promote ingenuity, innovation and provide farmers with the opportunity to view comparative demonstrations, so they can make informed choices before purchasing machinery and equipment.

We are thankful to the many SIAFD supporters and community, while too many to mention individually, we would like to pass on our thanks to our neighbour Tony Redmond who has been a massive help to us.

Without the voluntary committee of the SIAFD, none of this would be possible. It is with heartfelt thanks to them that we can continue to produce the SIAFD.