The whole family will be entertained at Seymour
BACK-flipping quad bikes, awardwinning whip-crackers and some seriously talented kelpies – that’s just some of the entertainment on offer for young and old at the Seymour Alternative Farming Expo.
Held next weekend in Seymour’s Kings Park - from February 14 to 16 event manager Jamie Gilbert said the 28th expo would have something for everyone.
“This year’s expo promises to be a fantastic day out for the whole family, for animal lovers and thrill seekers alike,” Mr Gilbert said.
“We’ve added the All 4 FMX quad bike demos to the entertainment line-up, which will be absolutely enthralling for visitors of all ages.”
ALL 4 FMX rider Mitch Van Vliet said his team would be performing electrifying and nail-biting aerial tricks on motorbikes and quad bikes.
“We are the only team in Australia that has a back-flipping quad-biker in our ranks,” he said.
Mitch is a world-class rider, having won titles in Australia and China, while his team-mate and brother Jack currently ranks second in the world.
Although the Van Vliet brothers have seen glory on the international stage, Mitch said the smaller moments were what made it all worthwhile.
“My favourite part doesn’t have to be a big trick, it’s when you just see the reactions of the kids,” he said.
“You go past, wave at a kid, and their face lights up – that’s pretty special.”
INTERNET OF THINGS: A new digital network being rolled out by the State Government will look to help farmers with things like irrigation control to remotely optimise water and energy usage, among other things.
to every farmer in these regions to provide the coverage they need to better manage and run their operations,” NNNCo chief executive officer Rob Zagarella said.
“Farmers now have a broad choice of devices and applications from the growing global IoT ecosystem, including irrigation management and control, and real-time monitoring of soil health, rainfall, cattle movement, farm assets, worker safety and water tank levels so that they can proactively respond to the needs of the farm.”
There’s plenty of other entertainment on offer at the expo, including Australia’s Got Talent’s flipping disc dogs, the 2020 AWPA Victorian Whipcracking and Bullock Whip Championships, Working Dog demonstrations, Harness Racing Victoria’s HERO program, cooking demonstrations at the Country Kitchen and Butcher’s Shop, and Ag Skills Victoria Young Farmer Challenge.
For further information or to buy tickets online and save 15 per cent off the gate price, visit www.seymourexpo.com.au.
FLIPPING GOOD FUN: Flipping Disc Dogs will be one of many different family shows featured as part of the Seymour Expo line-up next week.