What’s on for Next Gen at Westech Field Days

September 1, 2017

At Westech Field Days we love fostering growth in agricultural youth – whether you’re 5 or 25. In support of that, this year we’re hosting a range of workshops and programs designed to up-skill the next generation of ag professionals.

Take a look at Westech Field Days’ list of unique activities and opportunities below:

Young Judges Competition

This one is for the 15 to 21 year olds. A unique opportunity for the young ones to try their hand at judging both sheep and cattle. Held on Tuesday 12 September, participants can register on the day.

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Innovation Space and Technology Precinct

The precinct is a first for the event and will see a coming together of leading ag-tech minds and entrepreneurs.

Westech and RAPAD are bringing some of the brightest minds from across the agricultural spectrum to the field days – all with the same purpose, to help anyone coming to Westech make their idea happen.

As part of this a Free Entrepreneur Matching Program is being run at the event, allowing you to book a ‘one on one mentoring moment’ with any of the guest speakers at a time that suits.

To check out the list of guest speakers and to register for your mentoring moment, visit The Innovations Page.

Creepy Crawlies

Knowing how to spot poisonous snakes and spiders has the potential to save lives in the bush. Join Creepy Crawlies at site H7 (next to the show pit) and ensure you know how to handle a slippery situation.

Plus, special Reptile Education Sessions will be running at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm on both days.

Cattle Selection

Westech Field Days is once again fortunate to have secured the services of one of Australia’s most highly regarded figures in cattle selection and classification.

Come along and discover the attributes to look for when selecting animals for introduction into a herd, as well as for selection and culling within a commercial beef producing enterprise.

The free workshops will be run at Site Number P13, which is located in the designated livestock display area between the Wool Pavilion and the Campdraft Arena, at 11:30am and 3pm on Tuesday and 8:45am on Wednesday.