Demonstration site is the hit of field days

30 Aug, 1999 04:06 AM

THE Dowerin field days committee will be asked to change the venue for machinery demonstrations to a more central location. The request will be made soon at a post mortem meeting between the field days committee and the field days advisory committee, which is made up of industry representatives. According to advisory committee spokesman Terry Nichols, the machinery demonstrations at last week's field days were the best. "I would like to congratulate the field days committee on its attempts to put more focus on machinery demonstrations," he said. "But there is a need to make the demonstration area an even greater focus. "There is no doubt machinery demonstrations provided the highlight of the field days and the demos pulled in the crowds. "Even when there was nothing going on in the demo area, machines were constantly in use behind the super blocks and that's where the crowds went." Mr Nichols said there was strong agreement among advisory committee members to make the demonstration area a more central focus. "We would like to see it south of its present location, surrounded by exhibitors," he said. "At the moment, it's too far away for many people to bother about. "We consider that more people should be given the opportunity to see machines in working conditions because that's what we believe a machinery field days is all about." Mr Nichols said he would like to see a continuous program for the demonstrations area. "It was a pity more tillage manufacturers didn't take the opportunity to demonstrate their equipment," he said. pMore Dowerin field fay machinery reports: page 5-18 and 29-37.


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