There is always so much to do in Golden Grains and a full-time science communicator is always on hand to offer guidance and encourage interactivity. Enter through the Grain House into an area of interactive displays and hands-on fun.
This year, the Feature Grain is Durum. With input from industry partners, there will be information on Durum from seeding, growth, harvesting and transformation into pasta we come across every day in the supermarket.
Other exhibit features include:
- Paddock to Plate: FarmVR presented by Spring Gully – a virtual reality tour of wheat growing, harvest to flour milling, honey production and artisan bread making
- Grain ‘Touch and Feel’ boxes
- Buzz on Pollination - the role of bees in agriculture
- Milling tables to make semolina from durum
- Grain activity tables
- Precision agriculture and technology in farming with Case IH
- University of Adelaide
- The TAFE SA Bakery
- Dung beetles
- Grain Train - a working scaled railway that shows the process of grain from the paddock to the port
Paddock to Plate: FarmVR presented by Spring Gully
An immersive Virtual Reality Experience, on what it takes to put Honey on Toast From growing wheat to milling flour to making bread to extracting honey, to bottling it for sale... All thanks to Spring Gully Foods "Come down an learn about what it takes to put honey on toast" If you're a teacher, come and learn how you can use the Virtual Reality Experience in your classroom.
National Grains and Fodder Competition
Judges from the Grain industry ranging from scientists, plant breeders, seed cleaners and quality control officers determine the prize winners in wheat, durum, triticale, prepared seed, small seeds, barley, oats, pulses, oil seeds, fodder and chaff classes based on visual and commercial testing results. Winning grains are displayed in the Golden Grains Pavilion during the Show. The Feature Grain for 2018 is Durum.
Exhibitors gather to hear judges reports and congratulate the prize winners at the Grains Day Presentation, Tuesday 4 September 2.30pm, Goyder Mezzanine.
The Pavilion has interactive exhibits on soil quality, careers in agriculture and grain milling and production. Over 15,000 visitors participate in these activities making interesting and engaging stories on the importance of cropping in South Australia.