Rain held off for the more than 20,000 people who showed up on the first day of Henty Machinery Field Days on Tuesday ahead of falls forecast on Wednesday and Thursday.
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.
He farms 1538 hectares and runs the Pindari Bond stud, with his wife Heather, son Phillip and daughter-in-law Nicole.