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Lincoln University Farm site to hold Field Days for final year

24/07/2012
Chairman of the SIAFD organising committee Richard Westaway says although a location for the 2015 event has not yet been secured, 2013 will be the final year the Field Days is held on the Lincoln University Farm site. “One of the reasons we have to move is we need a larger site to ensure we will always have the capacity for comparative demonstrations as they are a major part of our event.

“Each year we have around 80 exhibitors a day demonstrate machinery and equipment. In fact, we have more demonstrations than any other event in the country. It is a draw card for farmers and contractors who get to see machinery and equipment in action in a real paddock, as opposed to viewing it in a sales yard,” says Westaway.

SIAFD is held every second year and attracts between 20,000 and 25,000 visitors. It has been held at a Lincoln University Farm site for 32 years.

“We are committed to moving locations and are on the lookout for the right site to hold the 2015 SIAFD and for future events,” says Westaway. SIAFD welcome land owners with suitable land options to approach the SIAFD executive committee; for enquiries please email the Chair David James, d.james1@xtra.co.nz

The South Island Agricultural Field Days which has 350 exhibits spread over seven hectares is the longest running Field Days in the country and is now in its 61st year.

The 2013 prospectus will be available on this website by September. Previous events have booked up in record time so early registration is recommended.

For further information contact us on 03 318 1845 or info [at] siafd.co.nz.

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