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South Island Agricultural Field Days 2021

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 at 12:01pm

One of the South Island's oldest and most important events for the farming and agricultural community is just over a month away, starting on Wednesday March 24th and running for three days in Kirwee west of Christchurch. The South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) have been running every second year for 70 years and are a highlight of the farming calendar, with over 20,000 people attending.

With travel restrictions due to Covid-19, visitors from Australia and further abroad will miss out this year, but there is plenty to see and do for the New Zealand farming community, and those with an interest in rural business and living. A major benefit of this great event is that it brings together farmers, service providers, scientists and technical experts in one place to share ideas and learn about innovations, problems and solutions.  With this in mind, a key aim of the South Island Agricultural Field Days is to provide an easy opportunity for farmers and others in the rural sector to see the latest in agricultural machinery and services that are available on the market, with a particular focus on local NZ-made products. The Field Days is the only
agricultural show in New Zealand to feature side-by-side demonstrations. This year will include 80 - 100 tractors, headers, mowers, seed drills and other machines being put through their paces each day in front of enthralled audiences young and old.

Another popular part of the Field Days is the Country Women Competition which provides a series of challenges that give rural women a chance to demonstrate their skills, expertise and talent in the farming sector. The idea was launched at last year's Amuri show and was so popular it is likely to grow each year. The exact tasks have not all been announced yet which further adds to the anticipation.

Tickets for the 2021 South Island Agricultural Field Days are available online, and we would encourage anyone with an interest in farming and our rural community to get along and support this great event.