Elmore Field Days showcase innovation

By Jamieson Salter

The Elmore Field Days brought a steady number of attendants this year across October 1, 2 and 3.

Elmore Field Days president Derek Shotton said this year had excellent displays of innovative services.

“There's a level of continuous improvement in technology.

“Australian machines are going toe-to-toe with international ones, it's a credit to our industry.

“To be able to say, 'I'm going to Elmore' and see the manufacturer representatives is a big part of the knowledge-gaining process of the business,” he said.

Mr Shotton said there was a strong level of inquiry in all sectors which was heartening for the whole industry.

He said hay and harvest farmers who historically would rely solely on contractor availability were looking at equipment to do more themselves.

“This was my seventh field day and was the smoothest I've ever presided on, nothing went wrong behind the scenes,'' Mr Shotton said.

He said the appreciation expressed by exhibitors was gratifying.

“I was proud of the glowing commendation towards our committee.”

The final Ag Art Wear fashion competition featured many talented designers showcasing their work.

The winning designer from Serviceton, Nola Wallis, said she wanted to revisit her favourite materials to work with.

“I've always wanted to work with bones again.

“I don't know what I'm going to do with my creative mind,” she said.

Ag Art Wear model Sahara Rodda wore Ms Wallis' winning 'Farewell' costume.

“It's pretty cool, it's a surreal experience,” she said.