Big supporters of annual event
Yarriambiack Shire again congratulates the Lions Club of Speed for continuing to highlight and promote the important role agriculture plays in our region.
Mallee Machinery Field Days at Speed on July 31 and August 1 is an ideal opportunity for farmers to meet with equipment manufacturers and suppliers to see and talk about the innovations and trends in agriculture, and how they can be applied to their own farming situation.
The shire acknowledges the thousands of hours put into this venture by the Speed Lions.
Their outstanding efforts will ensure this year’s event runs as smoothly and efficiently as it has for the past three decades.
We also thank the clubs and organisations that willingly offer their time and energy to help the Lions by running the various food outlets and assisting on the gate and with parking.
The towns and communities in our shire as well as those from neighbouring shires will be the financial beneficiaries of these efforts.
The many hundreds of visitors will book accommodation, dine out and spend in their shops.
It is an economic boost that raises business confidence.
Hopefully people touring the Silo Art Trail will avail themselves of the opportunity to call in and see for themselves how farming in our region is carried out.
As usual a shire marquee will be found on site
73. There will be exhibits and plenty of information and displays on the services and projects the shire provides.
Staff members and councillors will attend on both days. It is an ideal opportunity to drop in for a chat, raise any concerns you have, draw our attention to issues we might have overlooked and seek advice.
I welcome all visitors and ratepayers to the annual Mallee Machinery Field Days and look forward to meeting many of you at our site. • Graeme Massey is mayor of Yarriambiack Shire