Ex­hibitor awards

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Wim­mera Machin­ery Field Days ex­hibitors will be in the run­ning to win two ma­jor prod­uct awards along with site awards at this year’s event.

Man­ager Mur­ray Wil­son said the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee prided it­self on pro­vid­ing a show­case with a mod­ern, pro­fes­sional image and the lat­est agri­cul­ture machin­ery and tech­nol­ogy.

“To en­cour­age ex­hibitors to strive for sim­i­lar ideals, there are sev­eral awards on of­fer dur­ing the field days,” he said. “The two main prod­uct awards will be judged by a panel of re­gional pri­mary pro­duc­ers and agribusi­ness pro­fes­sion­als who are com­mit­tee mem­bers of the Wim­mera Machin­ery Field Days.”

Mr Wil­son said in many cases, award-win­ning ma­chines have gone on to be­come stan­dard pieces of equip­ment on farms through­out Aus­tralia.

Judg­ing cri­te­ria for the prod­uct awards in­clude the ma­chine’s pur­pose and suit­abil­ity; scope of ap­pli­ca­tion; con­struc­tion, dura­bil­ity, ap­pear­ance and de­sign; ease of main­te­nance and ser­vice; ease of op­er­a­tion, in­clud­ing op­er­a­tor com­fort and safety; ease of ad­just­ment; avail­abil­ity of parts; and over­all value-for-money.

To be el­i­gi­ble, machin­ery and agribusi­ness prod­ucts are re­quired to be new to the mar­ket in the 12 months fol­low­ing last year’s field days.

The ex­hibitor site awards are judged ac­cord­ing to over­all show­case and ease of recog­ni­tion; ef­fort put into the dis­play; qual­ity of the site; and over­all par­tic­i­pa­tion in the theme and spirit of the field days.

Mr Wil­son said it was also im­por­tant that ex­hibitor site hold­ers com­plied with Wim­mera Machin­ery Field Days pol­icy and pro­ce­dure prior to and dur­ing the event.

“Pre­sen­ta­tions to all win­ners will be made in the Field Days Square on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon,” he said. 2017 ex­hibitor awards Prod­uct awards – Ma­chine of the year; Agribusi­ness in­no­va­tion of the year. Site awards – Best out­door agribusi­ness site; Best in­door agribusi­ness site; Best out­door gen­eral site; Best Moore Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre ex­hibit; Best in­door Coun­try Life­style ex­hibit; Best out­door Coun­try Life­style ex­hibit; Best Coun­try Gourmet Pav­il­ion ex­hibit.

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