Display turns farmers into super heroes

Countryman

Supporting our farming super heroes is the focus of the Department of Agriculture and Food's display at this year's IGA Perth Royal Show.

The department's exhibition in the Centenary Pavilion aims to inform people about the vital range of support the department provides throughout the agriculture and food supply chain - from farms to our supermarkets and beyond.

Department director general Rob Delane said it was important to recognise the diverse work farmers undertake and the role of the department in supporting their success.

He said the IGA Perth Royal Show provided a fantastic opportunity to capture the attention of the WA community and promote the work being done.

This year, the department's Centenary Pavilion display includes plenty of activities for people young and old, and the opportunity to chat one-on-one with department staff.

Visitors will be able to take a super hero supporter challenge, and see some of the super gadgets and research used to support farmers every day.

A food match-up game and spot-the-difference puzzle will also test visitors' super powers of concentration and observation.

At the Yellow Brick Road stop, which will once again be part of the display, visitors will collect a small rake and spade set to help get them started on their own fruit and vegetable garden.

The department will also have a Buy West Eat Best display and tastings in the IGA Fresh in WA Pavilion.

Mr Delane said he anticipated many children would visit the display, taking advantage of the State Government's initiative to provide free entry for children 12 years and under.

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