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Mallee Machinery Field Days enjoy sun and success for 41st event

• BEST: Woodbine and CraftworksMallee Machinery Field Days site workers (from left) volunteer Georgia Clifford-King, Deborah Clifford, participant Damian Sheehan, and disability support worker Vikki peart received the CBA craft and interest pavillion award on Wednesday.

Mallee Machinery Field Days opened for the annual event showcasing the latest technology available in agriculture from a wide variety of exhibitors.
Exhibitors form across the state flocked to this years Mallee Field Days, with this year boasting over 350 exhibitors, all eager to sell their wares, while local community groups, catered to a capacity crowd numbering in the many thousands.
The event was officially opened by Brett Hosking, who is the current Chair of GrainGrowers, a national organisation which represents the interests of Grain growers from across Australia.
“Grain industry in Australia is a pretty special industry, roughly 22,000 growers across Australia produce 45 million tonnes of grain on average annually each year, so we contribute a little over 14 billion dollars to the Australian econonmy.We’re punching well above our weight for people in small communites, so we all deserve a pat on the back,” Mr Hosking said.
Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy, who was also present for the opening day said she was eager to meet with visitors to the event.
“It’s fantastic to catch up with locals, and hear what’s happening around the region, the land is looking absolutely fantastic,” Ms Emma Kealy said.
The event was blessed with plenty of sunshine and warmth throughout the day, only dropping off, as the event came to a close.
Warracknabeal’s own Craftworks stand won the “CBA craft and interest pavillion” award.
The award was presented to the stallholders during the opening address on Wednesday.