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Field days raise almost $30,000 for needy country families |


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October 14, 2015 Henty Machinery Field Days visitors have raised almost $30,000 for Riverina charity Country Hope through a community barbecue initiated by Coles over the past four years. Coles team members volunteered their time to work with Country Hope staff and volunteers to cook up a feast for hungry field day patrons, with all proceeds going towards the Wagga based not-for-profit organisation. Country Hope manager and family liaison officer Ellie Webb said $10,000 was raised this year to bring […]

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Cassidy calls for farmers to be feted as national heroes |


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October 7, 2015 The nation’s farmers should be feted as heroes as they hold down the single most important job in the country, according to 2015 NSW/ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner Cindy Cassidy. Ms Cassidy, chief executive officer of grower network FarmLink, paid tribute to the role farmers’ play in Australia’s food and fibre security in her address while officially opening the 2015 Henty Machinery Field Days. “I believe innovation and research are key to securing our farming future. […]

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Australian farmer advocacy groups urged to speak as one |


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October 7, 2015 Australian farmer advocacy groups have been urged to speak with one voice by NSW Farmers Association chairman Derek Schoen. Mr Schoen, addressing visitors at the 2015 Henty Machinery Field Days, said it was important for the nation’s 87 advocacy groups to strengthen their voice in the domestic and international political sphere. He pointed to the Newgate Report, a review into the future of farm sector representation commissioned by the National Farmers Federation, as a step towards achieving […]

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Costa urges all farmers to tell their compelling stories |


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October 2, 2015 Celebrity environmentalist and television personality Costa Georgiadis used the Henty Machinery Field Days as a platform to urge farmers to create a national dialogue around food. Costa was a keynote speaker at Henty’s Agri-Centre and Country Lifestyle pavilion on September 22, sporting a T-shirt emblazoned with “Farming is the new rock and roll.’’ The ABC Gardening Australia host encouraged farmers to use digital technology to share their personal stories of food production. “By sharing the stories we […]

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