How to cook easy, tasty meals was demonstrated at one of the stalls during a Feel Good Field Day yesterday.
The field day at the Southern Field Days Waimumu site was organised by the Otago Southland Young Farmers members.
About 140 people attended.
Regional chairwoman Chloe Belfield said the event focused on promoting health and wellbeing.
It provided opportunities for young farmers and other people to engage, connect and develop resources to assist with staying happy and healthy, Belfield said.
People who attended could wander about a dozen stands where demonstrations and information were available.
The format of the day was very successful, she said.
"Every person I can see around here is talking to different people and having good conversations that are valuable."
The Ministry for Primary Industries helped with funding for the event.
Mt Linton Station cook Justine Broughton and relief cook Louise Wallace demonstrated how to prepare meals without spending too much time in the kitchen.
"It's simple: throw in the pot, throw in the oven and it's all done," Broughton said of their style of meal.
"Part of feeling good is being fed well," Wallace said.
It was very important people ate well when they were working hard, they said.
"If they don't get a decent meal inside them then at the end of the day they are not going to be working at their best capacity," Broughton said.
Sheep and beef farmer Meghan Woodrow and truck driver Eddie Duncan, of Curio Bay, enjoyed the event.
"It's been to good catch up with a lot of friends and ... to get off the farm and have a look at different things," Woodrow said.
Duncan said he learned a lot watching Pip Wilson work the sheep with her dogs.