Daily program for Tuesday, September 17


8am: Pedigree Sheep and Yard Dog trials start

8am: Champion axeman and men’s health advocate David Foster appears at Atlantic Oils site.

9am: Wagga Air Centre’s joy flights begin.

9am: Reptile awareness display near The Stump held every half hour until 4pm.

9.30am: Country Lifestyle program begins.

9.30am: Farm Gate Market Produce pavilion program begins.

9.30am: 2019 Radio Challenge gets underway with a tractor pull at the Hutcheon & Pearce site.

9.45am-10.45am: Acoustic duo Happy Hour entertain at the Farm Gate stage.

9.50am: Radio Challenge fleece throw at the Riverina Tafe site.

10am: AgriFutures NextGEN seminar series on “Rural issues of the future – the next gen’s views” at site 565.

10.20am: Radio Challenge whip crack at The Stump.

10.30am: See CadMac demonstrate a deep ripper in the machinery demonstration area (adjacent agronomy plots).

10.30am: Australian Army Band Kapooka acoustic ensemble performs at The Stump.

10.40am: Radio Challenge scone eating at Country Lifestyle.

11am: Official opening by AgriFutures Australia chair Kay Hull AM and presentation of the 2019 HMFD Machine of the Year Award at The Stump.

11am: George the Farmer performance at Hutcheon & Pearce site 489-498 Block M.

11am: Fashion parade at Country Lifestyle.

11am: Circus star Marcela Schuener will dazzle at the Farm Gate stage.

Lunch break: Demonstrations on training young working dogs at dog trials arena.

12 noon-1.30pm: Acoustic duo Happy Hour perform at the Farm Gate stage.

12.15pm – 1pm: Australian Army Band Kapooka acoustic ensemble performs at The Stump.

12.30pm: See CadMac demonstrate a speed tiller in the machinery demonstration area (adjacent agronomy plots).

1pm: 2019 HMFD Natural Fibres Fashion Awards parade with prize money of over $5000 across all sections. Competition to be judged on Thursday.

2pm: AgriFutures NextGEN seminar series on NextGEN Ag – career pathways in Australian agriculture” at site 565.

2pm: Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network CEO Melissa Neal speaks at The Stump on the “Power of Story Telling through the Tell it Well Series”.

2pm: Circus star Marcela Schuener dazzles at the Farm Gate stage.

2pm: Daily draw of the winner of the Farm Gate Produce Market hamper.

2pm: George the Farmer performance at Hutcheon & Pearce site 489-498 Block M.

2pm: See Cadmac demonstrate a seeder in the machinery demonstration area (adjacent agronomy plots).

2.15pm: Soloist Tess Melton entertains at the Farm Gate stage.

2.30pm: Country Lifestyle exhibitor fashion parade.

5pm: Helicopter joy flights finish. Gates close.