Malcolm Holm and Jenny Wheeler and Jo and Don Hearn have been named as finalists in the Weekly Times 2013 Farmer of the Year Awards.February 26, 2014 4:58am
Two local farming families have been named as finalists in the Weekly Times 2013 Farmer of the Year Awards.
Malcolm Holm and Jenny Wheeler, dairy farmers from the Blighty area, are one of three finalists for the Dairy Farmer of the Year Award.
Mr Holm and Ms Wheeler are up against Mark and Lynne Peterson from Nathalia and Mark and Narelle McDonald from Tallangatta South.
Jo and Don Hearn of Restdown Wines at Caldwell are finalists in the Farm Magazine Outstanding Farmer of the Year Category.
Restdown Wines was established by the Hearns in 1993 and is a 450-hectare farming property encompasses an underground carbon neutral winery, environmentally sustainable vineyard, a wetland walking trail, and a Hereford beef herd.
They are up against George and Jan Bobin and Susie Young of B&B Basil, Bendigo East and Burke and Bronwyn Brandon of Prom Country Cheese, Moyarra.
Winners of the awards will be announced in a 32-page magazine in the Weekly Times tomorrow.
Shepparton Swans and Benalla both had altered coaching panels for the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final rematch on Saturday.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Anyone yet to experience the sport of croquet is welcome to come along to the Rich River club lawns on Sunday to try it out.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Penalty goal spells heartbreak.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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