The couple — both from Wagin farming families — now not only have a passion for sheep and cropping but also for the unique flora and fauna in their backyard.
As harvest approaches, they will swap their footy and netball gear for checked shirts and farm boots as the header starts whirring.
Gas heaters and a coffee machine provided plenty of comfort to farmers visiting the CBH shed at the Newdegate Machinery Field Days.
Beers and conversation were flowing at the CBH Group’s Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days sundowner, with plenty to talk about ahead of what could be a record harvest.
A candid image of a farmer and his workmate captured during seeding last year has won top spot in this year’s CBH Photo Competition ahead of a record 230 entries.
One of the State’s leading agricultural groups has rebranded to “remove any perceived barriers”, reflect its inclusiveness and “embrace the times”.
As the Mid West blossoms into one of its best and busiest wildflower seasons, a group of Mingenew locals are gearing up to showcase all the region has to offer.
After its first day of trading on Thursday, a steady flow of punters visited the pub for drinks and grub on Saturday, with many happy to have a local watering hole again after three years.
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Playing the online game since he was in high school, Nathan Willmott’s previous best was about 500th, but in 2021 his team Sheep n Wheat went to a whole new level.
There were smiles, tears, champagne, and freshly baked sourdough rolls for all at a special women-only event in Yuna on August 15.
The pair are well-known on the rural scene as The Robinson Brothers and play at shows and events in regional WA nearly every weekend.
With the mantra of “keep it simple” guiding the way, the three shows were the perfect mix of fashion and fun with a Mid West flavour.
The pans were hot and the food was sizzling as WA chefs took to the McIntosh and Son Mingenew Midwest Expo main stage for the Paddock to Plate presentations.
Four words were emblazoned on the bales — “Hope U Marry Me”.
An iconic building at the heart of a southern farming community “which needs a bit of love” is set get some TLC to provide more opportunities for local arts and businesses to call it home.
Dowerin police have a life-saving tool in their arsenal after the event management team behind Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days donated a defibrillator.
There were smiles, laughter, tears and a bit of light stretching at the Facey Group’s Annual Women In Agriculture event.
In an impressive showing for a town of about 160, 70 people turned up to help paint, including students from the Newdegate Primary School.
Anyone visiting Newdegate Primary School last Friday could have been forgiven for thinking they had been transported to Tokyo for the day.
“Wool is a fibre that we produce in our own backyard and I believe should be celebrated.”
Farmers, agronomists and members of WA’s grain industry came together on Tuesday to hear from innovative South Australian grower Tom Robinson.
More tin horses are coming to Kulin with the opening of this year’s Tin Horse Highway Competition.
Women in Farming Enterprises will be hosting their September seminar in Wagin with the organisation busily compiling a panel of guest speakers to share their insights.
A change of venue for this year’s WAFarmers Annual Forum proved a hit with the 150-plus crowd that gathered at Muresk Institute for two days last week.
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