Val Farmer’s Day is where farmers go to see implements perform
Seeing is believing, the age-old idiom says. That is exactly what famers believe when they have to decide on buying a tractor or implement. However, for the dyed-in-the-wool farmer it is not enough to see what a thing looks like, he also wants to see how it works.
The annual farmer’s day of the Waterval Farmers’ Association is the venue where vendors can take their products to window-shop it to farmers – and also demonstrate it in action – making it possible for the farmer to decide on the exact equipment required for the job. Simultaneously distributors can expose the farmer to their latest technology.
For the rest, of course, any farmer’s day soon becomes a jovial affair where everybody is welcome, where old friends meet and new ones are made, and where everyone can look and learn. It is no wonder then that the Val Farmer’s Day grows by the year – every year more suppliers reserve a stand and demonstrate their implements, and every year more farmers attend to “kuier en kyk en koop!” – chatter, see, buy!