The South Island Agricultural Field Days committee

Field days happenings

by Ann van Engelen

The South Island Agricultural Field Days will be held on Wednesday, March 27 to Friday, March 29 at Kirwee.

With a confirmed 630 exhibitors covering more than 20ha of land the show begins with the judging of the Agri-Innovation entries 9.30am on the Wednesday.

“As one of the oldest and largest agricultural events in the South Island going back more than 66 years, we focus on opportunities to view machines in their working state and reinforcing the relationship between farmers, service providers, scientists and technical experts,” says organising committee chairman Rodney Hadfield.

“Cultivation, drilling, fodder beet lifting, equipment, spraying, agricultural drone demonstrations, maize harvesting and silage demonstrations will also be taking place during the event. The South Island Doubles Fencing competition and NZFC fencing demonstrations will also take place.

“Thanks to Diesel Tune NZ, the organisers are bringing the Tractor Pull to Kirwee. We have great prizes to be won and fun to be had, anyone with a tractor can enter at tractorpull.co.nz/events.html.”

Farming began 23,000 years ago and now sustains a world population of more than six and a half billion people. Attracting 30,000 visitors during three days, the exhibitors showcase the latest technology, equipment, machinery and ideas so Ag-technology can continue to sustain the world’s growing population while working efficiently with the latest farming advances.

“There is something for everyone at the show with exhibits including clothing and jewellery stands, Trains N Models, doTerra oils, AgriSea NZ Seaweed, Classic Cookers, Vegepods, Jens scarecrows, dog control systems, Canterbury driver training, Eden Orchards and Funky Monkey bars, to name a few. As well as many building, automotive and equipment, stands with new information, equipment and products on offer.”