Kangaroo Island Agriculture Bureau needs new members for KI Field Day

Long-standing members of the Kangaroo Island Ag Bureau are looking to form a new committee to revive the KI Field Day.

The last field day was held at Kingscote town oval in 2016, when it went ahead despite large windstorm that affected the whole state.

The bureau is doing a drive for members by having an AGM at 7.30pm on Monday, May 3, in the NRM Board Room, on 37 Dauncey Street, Kingscote.

KI Ag Bureau's Craig Stott said all positions on the new KI Field Day committee were vacant and anyone passionate about agriculture on KI was encouraged to get involved.

"Post fires and COVID, we are looking to get some agriculture enthusiasm back onto the Island," he said.

Rodney "Charlie" Bell and MC Ian Doyle.

Rodney "Charlie" Bell and MC Ian Doyle.

The first KI Field Day was held in January 1984 at Cygnet River farm of Rodney Bell.

And since then other venues have been Linden Lea farm, the race course and Kingscote Oval.

Attractions over the years have included the RFDS sheep race, fashions including wearable clothing made from recycled materials, various concerts, and working dog trials.

Other fun activities have included a blade shearing demo, scarecrow making competition, reptile demos, photography, Sustainability Trail, KICE band, prime lamb competition, mechanical bull and much more.

Mr Stott said attendance was always very high, as it was a wonderful family event generously supported by local and mainland businesses and services.

Anyone with questions can contact Craig on 0417 826 772.

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