For almost 40 years, the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days has been putting people living on the land in touch with the latest information, best practices and hundreds of exhibitors. Small farms, hobby farms, tree changers and small family holdings have been a focus, as it is often these ‘new chums’ that need a ‘leg up’ in dealing with all those things that need doing on the land, be it fencing, rain water storage, choosing livestock, machinery and implements or a robot drone to go fetch the sheep.
Equestrian activities have been growing in popularity at the event, reflecting how horses are increasingly the focus of many rural holdings. Come to the new display areas and enjoy talks from presenters such as Mark Langley and Merje Summiloff who will talk about horse starting and equine psychology. Events this year include three times a day fashion parades, displays from craftsmen such as Roy Davi the Leura bodger and a new permanent feature, the Festival of Yesteryear, a celebration of how things were done in the good old days. The Founders Pavilion is also packed with gourmet treats, private schools, health and home wares to satisfy the neediest shopper. See you at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days 15th and 16th July, for more information see www.mudgeefielddays.com.au