Ag News

Mallee Field Days rich History

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Jan 29, 2018

The Much anticipated Mallee Field Day is happening on the 2nd and 3rd of August. Broadacre Farmers really rate this Field Day that started from very humble beginnings. Read the history below.

The chartered members of the Speed Lions Club searched for a fund raising venture that would hold them in a sound position to serve both the local and broader communities.

The first Field Days were held in 1979 in a local paddock. 39 dealers exhibited their products with an emphasis on broad acre agricultural machinery and equipment.

The two day event was held in different temporary sites with all amenities being erected and pulled down each year. This was a major logistical exercise and after six years the current permanent site was settled on a leased area on the Sunraysia Highway between Speed and Turriff - 42km South of Ouyen, 55km North of Hopetoun.

Subsequently, permanent amenities were constructed and the club was successful in acquiring the original historic Speed Railway Station as the main office. Through the years permanent buildings and utilities were built to keep up with the demand. Read "Prime" Ag News full story!
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