NOW running for 55 years, Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days have a rich history to celebrate.
The theme for 2019 – “Celebrating Our Story” – offers an opportunity to highlight the stories of those involved in the event, which has grown from a fundraiser to water the local oval into one of WA’s biggest regional events, injecting over a million dollars back into the region over the past 10 years.
This theme will be present throughout a variety of activities, talks and demonstrations across the two-day event on Wednesday August 28 and Thursday August 29.
Launching this year is the free Experience Ag Hub for anyone to explore the origins of their food and fibre.
With a focus on “Ask An Aussie Ag Professional”, schools are encouraged to book groups for hands-on activities, careers corner and agriculture professionals available for questions.
This year, the art area is being revamped into the Story Hub offering a platform for regional storytellers, artists and photographers to share the beauty of the industry.
With the Young Farmers Challenge so well received last year, the event has been extended to include a future farmers and experienced farmer’s competition.
Teams of four race against the clock to complete a range of activities that reflect a day in the life within the agricultural industry.
Joining hands to fight mental health, the Blue Tree team is creating a tree in the centre of site that everyone can contribute a single hand print towards and to be a part of the blue tree movement that has touched so many lives across not only the Wheatbelt but the world.
The AgConnectWA free Telling Our Story networking event is all about discussing community acceptance and social licence within the agriculture industry and the best way to tell stories in a way that is both educational and approachable.
From social media to PR agricultural campaigns, Dowerin is lining up some of the agricultural industry’s best storytellers to help lead the way in regards to starting positive conversations about Australia’s agricultural industry.
Other events include cooking demonstrations from Anna Gare, eco fashion shows, sausage tasting competitions, an interactive story wall and the launch of the documentary Visible Farmer telling the untold stories of Australia’s incredible farming women who have long remained invisible.
There will also be a huge range of businesses exhibiting, from homewares, to caravans and of course all things to do with agriculture.
The Field Days has always been about uniting the agriculture industry to provide a platform to stay informed about everything from the latest machinery and attachments to the financial advice, latest inventions and new crop varieties.
With more than 660 exhibitors already booked in, this year will be no different in creating a platform to show off the best of Australia’s agricultural industry.
For more information, visit www.dowerinfielddays.com.au or call the Field Days office on 9631 1021.