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icated to the upcoming digital TV
switchover, with the Riverland being the
first region in SA to make the swap.
There will be cake-decorating and a mini-
bridal expo, along with school bands from
across the region keeping patrons enter-
Celebrity chef Maggie Beer will make an
appearance on the second day of the event,
giving cooking demonstrations and the The
Australian Travelling Fishing Expo will
show people how to catch -- and release --
Field days secretary Tim Greiger said the
permanent undercover pavilion was booked
out, with other sites at near capacity (at
time of publication).
"We are very pleased with the support
Men's health Pitstop
Sustainable Irrigation testing
Digital switchover advice
New wine varieties showcased
Maggie Beer cooking demonstrations
Farm machinery releases
FOOD and wine will be a new feature
this year, showcasing some of the best
products the region has to offer with
a range of wineries to offer tastings.
Local producers also intend to highlight
labels made from new grape varieties.
Agriculture is a rapidly-developing, ever-
changing industry, with new products and
machinery released each year.
Technology is at the forefront of many
farming practices and with computer-con-
trolled systems becoming more dominant,
the Riverland Field Days is a great place to
learn about new developments.
The 'basics' of horticulture, viticulture
and broadacre will be covered, encompass-
ing a raft of new developments.
For instance, because of concerns about
soil salinity in horticulture, Sustainable
Irrigation will be testing soil samples free-
of-charge during the two days.
The field days, however, are not just for
producers, but for ever yone who is out for
a fun and informative day.
A wide range of health and education
exhibits will be on display, such as Pitstop: a
men's health check-up and advice site,
returning after it was missing from last
year's line-up. There will also be a site ded-
from the many exhibitors from right across
Australia, with exhibitors from nearly every
state," he said.
The site is on the Sturt Highway, near
Barmera, and is open between 9am and 5pm
each day. Field days chairman Stirling Sykes
said the event had become much more than
a giant horticulture and agriculture trade
"It is an informal, social and entertaining
meeting of growers, traders, families,
schools and media with visitors from all over
Australia," he said.
"It is two days that knit the whole com-
"Naturally, we are also very proud of our
trade show. We have close to 500 exhibitors
each year with thousands of products."
Mr Sykes says exhibitors are set up to tar-
get a concentration of potential buyers.
"The value of the field day exposure is
there long after the event is over," he said.
"Entertainment will include extreme bike
riding and 4-wheel drive displays, school
shows, fashion shows, cooking demonstra-
tions, entertainers and activities for children
of all ages, sheep dog trials, dog obedience
displays and much more.
Wide showcase of food, wine, services
The field days promises to be a bumper event.
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