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Henty Farm Gate’s fine fare proves a field day focal point |


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September 24, 2013 From cupcakes to cooking appliances, bread to berries, and red meats to regional wines – it was a truly sensory experience at Henty’s Farm Gate Market Produce area this year. Almost 30 exhibitors filled the giant marquee and outdoor food court, making it a highlight of the field days.

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Singer songwriter wows Voices@Henty with acoustic talent |


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September 17, 2013 Talented singer Jess Gay has shown her star appeal by taking out Voices@Henty. Jess, 18, battled inclement weather and power interruptions to wow the judges with her original song, “Bats.”

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50 Years of harvesting technology showcased at Henty |


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September 18, 2013 The gulf between harvesting technology of 1963 and 2013 was a focal point of the Henty Machinery Field Days today. A 50-year-old PTO Massey Ferguson 585 was parked in the shadow of its modern cousin, a giant Massey Ferguson 9540.

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Social media skyrockets Henty field days into digital age |


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September 24, 2013 One of the most surprising highlights of Henty’s 50th anniversary Machinery Field Days was the emergence of social media as a force to be reckoned with. Henty’s own Facebook page skyrocketed from an average weekly reach of around 3000 in the weeks leading up to the field days, to peak at more than 92,000 people by field day conclusion.

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Ancient Irish family life captured in racy knitted mini dress |


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September 19, 2013 Knitted patterns symbolising Irish family life were used by southern NSW designer Pam Stolhand to capture the judge’s attention in the Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards. Pam hand knitted and assembled a racy cocktail mini with matching leggings and headwear in natural wool from The Wool Room in her home town of Young.

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Stage set for a bonanza 50th anniversary field days at Henty |


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September 12, 2013 With more than 1200 sites sold and 800 exhibitors booked, Australia’s premier mixed farming field days at Henty are set to break all records. The 89ha grounds are filled to capacity with the September 17-19 50th anniversary event expected to draw a crowd of 60,000 visitors keen to inspect more than $100 million worth of machinery on-site.

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Nation’s top dogs to compete in prestigious Henty trials |


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September 3, 2013 Competition is expected to be intense at Henty this year as the nation’s best sheep dogs and their handlers gather for the Pedigree Sheep and Yard Dog Trials. Run under the auspices of the NSW Sheepdog Workers Incorporated, the sheep field trial is set to attract more than 100 dogs and their workers from around Australia.

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Machine of the Year Award draws record number of entries |


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September 3, 2013 A record 25 entries at the cutting edge of agricultural technology will line up before the judges in the prestigious Henty Machine of the Year Award. Announced on the opening day, this “farmers’ choice’’ award is presented to the most outstanding new piece of agricultural machinery exhibited at the Henty Machinery Field Days. It is judged by an independent panel of regional primary producers. In many cases the machine has gone on to become a standard piece […]

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Tricked-up army street machines set to fire up for Henty |


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September 3, 2013 A slick muscle car fitted with a supercharged 460 big block is set to roar and snarl its way through the Henty Machinery Field Days on behalf of the Australian Army. Dubbed Project Digger, the street machine has been tricked up with an 8/71 blower, twin 950 Holley carbs, a MRC Powerglide transmission and Moser nine inch diff. It will be joined by its sibling, Armygeddon, a Landrover powered by a seven litre engine and able to […]

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Find farm fare at Henty’s Farm Gate Produce Market |


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Visitors will have the opportunity to learn, taste, touch, smell and experience the region’s finest food and wine first hand at Henty’s Farm Gate Produce Market pavilion. Featuring around 30 regional exhibitors, the pavilion is located on the southern edge of the Henty Machinery Field Day site, and will host cooking demonstrations and talks by food and wine presenters. These will include Masterchefs Jimmy Servaai and Courtney Roulston, and Beechworth baker and life coach Tom O’Toole. Adding to the atmosphere […]

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