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.
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!