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Making a pink paddock statement for cancer awareness |


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A giant pink, inflated grain bag on display at last year’s Henty Machinery Field Days has translated into a donation of $11,200 for regional cancer patients. The pink grain storage bag was introduced by Silo Bags Australia to support cancer awareness and services. Silo Bags and regional distributor, Nendy Enterprises, presented a cheque for $10,000 to the Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre this week. Silo Bags business manager Nadia Lakmas said the bags began appearing in many paddocks in the […]

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Beyond Bins raise $13,000 for rural mental health |


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A brightly coloured chaser bin at the Henty Machinery Field Days was used to raise $13,000 for mental health and well being in the rural areas. Riverina farm machinery manufacturer, Coolamon Chaser Bins, showcased their chaser bin with brightly coloured magnets highlighting anxiety, depression and suicide at the Henty, Mingenow, Dowerin, Agquip, Newdgate and Yorke Peninsula machinery field days. Coolamon Chaser Bins general manager Heath Hutcheon said the company donated $1000 from every bin sold at the field days during […]

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New HMFD exhibitor awards to reward excellence |


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More than 800 national and international agricultural and commercial businesses will be eligible for the inaugural HMFD Exhibitor Awards at the 2018 field days. Awards will be presented on Wednesday, September 20 to the winners of the Best Outdoor Large Commercial, Best Outdoor General and Best Indoor Exhibitor sites. The field days will be held on September 18-20 and are set to draw 60,000 visitors and more than 800 exhibitors. HMFD chief executive officer Belinda Anderson said the field days […]

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Entries sought for major machinery awards at Henty |


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Agricultural machinery manufacturers, farm inventors, backyard tinkerers and students are urged to enter their innovative ideas for the three major awards at the 2018 Henty Machinery Field Days. The awards, the Henty Machine of the Year, the Agri-Innovators Award and the Best Australian Designed and Manufactured Machine, are among the most prestigious on the nation’s field day circuit. In the Agri-Innovators Award, the entries must meet the criteria of having a practical on-farm application, be based on an original idea […]

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