Henty Machinery Field Days chairman Ross Edwards lost for words after honour at 2016 official opening

Henty Machinery Field Days chairman Ross Edwards.

Henty Machinery Field Days chairman Ross Edwards.

Ross Edwards has been at the helm of the Henty Machinery Field Days for almost a decade and usually knows what his team is working on – but he was taken by surprise at Tuesday’s official opening.

The Yerong Creek mixed farmer admitted being lost for words when he was honoured for his 50-year involvement in the iconic southern Riverina event.

“This is bit of a surprise for me, I’m a bit stuck for words,” a humble Mr Edwards said.

Mr Edwards first volunteered at Henty as a parking attendant in 1966 and became chairman in 2007.

He farms 1538 hectares and runs the Pindari Bond stud.with his wife Heather, son Phillip and daughter-in-law Nicole.

“It’s absolutely wonderful to be at the head of a organisation like this and once again thank you to the fellow board members for acknowledging my 50 years,” he said.

“I hope that I can do another 20 years but we’ll see what happens.”

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