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Daily program – Thursday, September 25 |


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September 25, 2014 8am: Pedigree Sheep and Yard Dog trials start. 9am: Wagga Air Centre helicopter joy flights start. 9.30am: Agri-Centre speaker program gets underway (southern end) 9.45am: Country Lifestyle program starts 11am: Country Lifestyle exhibitor fashion parade. 11am-2.30pm: Luke and Scott, of My Kitchen Rules, cook up a storm in the Farm Gate kitchen (southern end).

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Simson urges youth to consider career in agriculture |


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September 24, 2014 Young people were urged to embrace agriculture as a career by NSW Farmers’ Association president Fiona Simson at the Henty Machinery Field Days today. Ms Simson visited the field days this year to make a lunch-time address from The Stump and as a patron of the Headlie Taylor header 100th anniversary. “Clearly if we are going to have to feed almost double the world’s population from half the amount of land, agriculture is going to have a […]

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Compact and accurate air seeder wins Farm Innovator Award |


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September 24, 2014 An airseeder designed by Mulwala farmer Nico Seiling has taken out the Fraser Old & Sohn Farm Innovator and New Products award. The award replaced the long-running NSW farm Inventor of the Year and drew 15 entries at this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days. The runner-up was Brian Gaynor, of Temora, NSW, with his sheep feeder creep gate, while Russel Mills, Yass, NSW, received the $350 people’s choice category for a poly pipe emergency clamp. Brian Gaynor […]

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High profile GM court case in spotlight at Henty Machinery Field Days |


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September 24, 2014 The Supreme Court trial between two Western Australian farmers that polarised the nation over the use of genetically modified crops will be under the spotlight at the Henty Machinery Field Days. In May, the WA court rejected organic farmer Steve Marsh’s claim his land was contaminated by genetically modified canola grown by his neighbour, conventional farmer Michael Baxter. Mr Marsh is set to be a keynote speaker at the Agri-Centre at 9.30am across the three days. The […]

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Award winning fertiliser applicator cuts down on costs |


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September 23, 2014 A fertiliser applicator allowing farmers to quickly mix and apply foliar and fine particle fertilisers has been named as the 2014 Henty Machine of the Year. The Tow and Fert Multi 4000, entered by Tow and Farm, Laverton North, Victoria, impressed judges with its design and manufacture at the Henty Machinery Field Days. The field days, southern Australia’s single biggest open-air event, are on September 23-25. Highly commended was National Stockyard Systems, Rutherford, NSW, with their innovative […]

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Farm Gate Market Produce program – Wednesday, September 24 |


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September 23, 2014 10am: Guest chef from Smart Hospitality David Burn appears in the Farm Gate kitchen. 11am: Circus performer Marcela Scheuner entertains at the sound stage. 11am-11.45am: Famous Beechworth baker, business entrepreneur and life coach Tom O’Toole will make his favourite savoury scones, muffins and bread. 11.45am: Hey Diddle Fiddle performs on the sound stage. Noon: Beechworth Cider brewer Ben Clifton will speak on appreciating cider styles and matching with food.

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Agri-Centre speaker program – Wednesday, September 24 |


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September 23, 2014 Chairman: Laura Kaylock – Charles Sturt University 9.30am: Western Australian organic farmer Steve Marsh speaks on his ordeal with GM contamination. 10am: Dr Christine Jones: Amazing carbon – managing nitrogen for increased profit. 11am: Ashley Fraser, Nuffield Scholar, Baker Seed Co – seed coat technology research. 11.30am: Boyd Holden, WorkCover Authority of NSW/Alive and Well campaign – low-stress livestock handling

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Country Lifestyle program – Wednesday, September 23 |


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September 23, 2014 10am: Savoury delights with CWA cookery judge Ann Adams. 10.30am: Fostering in an ever-changing world. 10.35am: Prostrate cancer awareness. 10.40am: Tried and true home remedies with Kaye Sehm (part one). 11am: Fashion parade of garments from Country Lifestyle and ET clientele.

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Official daily program – Wednesday, September 24 |


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September 23, 2014 8am: Pedigree Sheep and Yard Dog trials start 9am: Wagga Air Centre’s helicopter joy flights start. 9.30am: Agri-Centre speaker program gets underway (southern end) 9.45am: Country Lifestyle program starts. 11am: Country Lifestyle exhibitor fashion parade

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Record exhibitor numbers and bumper crowd expected over three days |


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September 23, 2014   The 105ha grounds are at capacity as the 51st annual Henty Machinery Field Days get underway today, with a crowd of 60,000 keen to inspect more than $100 million worth of machinery on-site over three days. More than 800 exhibitors will display their products on more than 1200 sites in what is now the single largest agricultural and open-air event in southern Australia. Chief executive officer Belinda Anderson said the HMFD team would present an event […]

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