Over ten days you can learn where your food and fibre comes from through a range of hands on experiences. Hear from industry experts across sectors such as dairy, grains, livestock, wine, seafood horticulture and wool.
Situated in the Farm Expo, located next to Taste South Australia, the PIRSA stand will feature demonstrations from inspiring farmers, processors and business owners who are proud to support South Australia’s agricultural industries.
Experience something different every day
Join us at the PIRSA stand for our interactive experiences located in the Farm Expo Pavilion from 11 am and 1 pm each day. See details below or download our demonstration schedule ().
Friday 30 August - Be a food taste tester
Become a food taste tester for the day and help shape up-and-coming SA products! Join our researchers from the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and let them know your thoughts.
Saturday 31 August - Get tagged
Have your kids “tagged” (not literally!) and tracked by a livestock electronic identification device scanner. They can learn how their tag helps trace their sheep or cattle ‘journey’ from paddock to plate.
Sunday 1 September - Hobby beekeeping – what you need to know.
We all know honeybees are unBEElievably important for plant agriculture. Find out what you need to do to keep honeybees and how hobby beekeepers help the ever important commercial beekeeping industry.
Monday 2 September - Hailstorm Heroes, Crunch into free fruit!
Get your crunch on and taste the flavoursome Hailstorm Heroes apples and pears. While they have a few spots and dots on the outside, they are still nutritious and delicious on the inside! Learn about the different local varieties and support our growers.
Tuesday 3 September - Follow your nose
Got a nose for wine? Excite your senses and discover the aromatic profiles commonly found in wine at this session delivered by the South Australian Wine Industry Association. Put your best wine nose on to identify aromas such as passionfruit, vanilla and cherry and start building your wine memory bank!
Wednesday 4 September - Keeping SA fruit fly free
What fruit and vegetables are prohibited in SA? Learn about one of the most destructive fruit and vegetable pests in SA and the efforts to keep South Australia’s fruit fly free status including the latest in world leading technology. Find out how you can play your part whether you’re travelling, gardening or purchasing fruit and vegetables. Don’t forget to get a selfie with Francine the fruit fly!
Thursday 5 September - Do dairy
Get in the ‘moo’d for dairy. We all love SA milk, but do you know how your favourite dairy products are made? Find out how you can support the local dairy industry and get a selfie with Daisy the Do Dairy cow!
Friday 6 September - Printed food – see a 3D food printer in action
Excite your inner foodie and see a 3D food printer in action. See how the latest technology in kitchens around the world is transforming food presentation and helping people get enough nutrition.
Saturday 7 September - Recreational fishing – what fish are biting and where to catch them
Discover tips and tricks on fishing, including bait and rig recommendation and when and where to catch some of SA’s lesser known seafood favourites – get hooked on something different!
Sunday 8 September - SA fishing rules you need to know
Love fishing but not sure what to catch? Come and learn the rules for recreational fishing in our state and an easy way to look them up. If you’ve ever wondered how to measure a Blue Swimmer Crab or a Pipi (Goolwa Cockle), we’ll show you how!