NORMAC Cultivations Demonstration 2018
NORMAC are delighted to announce that we are again holding our Cultivations Demonstration later this year. The event will be held at Bexwell, near Downham Market, adjacent to the A10. This will be on Thursday 6th September. As always the event is free of entrance and with free parking is a good day out. Over 50 working plots will feature all the cultivations manufacturers, working in a large field with varying soil types, and will feature, ploughs, a huge array of different cultivator combinations, drills, sprayers, rolls, presses, in fact anything to do with soil management. There will also be a large area devoted to static stands with all aspects of farming represented.
A special feature this year will be on soil health, compaction issues and new tyre developments, and how tyre pressures affect performance and compaction. We will be digging a number of soil profile pits, and the well known soil scientist, Mr. Philip Wright will be interpreting the issues uncovered.
With such a large site of over 200 acres, a tractor drawn “Bus” will be available to take you around all the exhibitors and demonstration plots.
If you are involved with land based machinery, either in farming, grounds care, amenity or construction, whether a driver, mechanic, foreman, or just interested in machinery, then NORMAC is for you ! Mechanised farming is changing all the time, no more so than today. By being a member of NORMAC you will keep up to date with the many changes as they happen.
Monthly Winter Meetings
There are 10 NORMAC centres around the county, and each arrange monthly events through the autumn, winter and spring, then guest speakers, mostly from manufacturers give talks on the latest ideas, new machines, and how to get the best of them, and new techniques involved.
Most centres arrange two or three visits annually, either to local manufacturers or dealers in the evening, or to large manufacturing plants for the day during the summer months. Many centres arrange walks during the summer as well.
NORMAC arranges the biennal Cultivations Demonstration, which has grown over the years to become one of the largest events of its kind in the country. NORMAC also hosts the Norfolk County Ploughing Match, as well as individual centres organising their own matches each year.
The 8 NORMAC centres are at Dereham, Diss, Docking, Holt, Loddon, North Walsham, Swaffham and Wymondham, so there is one near you wherever you are in Norfolk. These centres meet regularly between October and April, have their own chairman and committee and make their own programme.
The club magazine TOP LINK is sent free to all members. It contains machinery news, technical articles and details of all NORMAC meetings and events.
NORMAC introductory subscription is only £12.50 a year, due on October 1st. Members are welcome to attend meetings at any of the NORMAC centres.
How to Join
Complete the membership form and post it, together with your cheque, to Chris Thomas, County Co-ordinator.
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