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People power runs Agfest!

People power runs Agfest!
May 06, 2016

Volunteer work can be so rewarding, even when you're dragged out of bed.

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Skies clear for another great day at Agfest 2016

Skies clear for another great day at Agfest 2016
May 06, 2016

The second day of Agfest is gearing up to be another bumper day. With clear skies, a huge range of exhibitors and a great atmosphere, Tasmania's premier event is set for another successful year!

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Future of Tasmanian agriculture clear as mud

Future of Tasmanian agriculture clear as mud
May 06, 2016

State politicians battle it out at AGFEST to ensure the future of agriculture in Tasmania

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KAAP caps off Agfest

KAAP caps off Agfest
May 06, 2016

Looking for something to entertain the kids? KAAP have it covered.

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Lunch: the mission

Lunch: the mission
May 06, 2016

I am not a foodie. When I say “Hey, I don’t mind what we eat,” I actually mean it. I do not go out every Saturday morning looking for the Next Big Thing in brunches. The most complex meal I cook is lasagne, and that’s only if I ever cook. My point is, if I could eat nothing but custard powder and peanut butter and not have it kill me, I would totally eat nothing but custard powder and peanut butter.…

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Wolfe Brothers bring the country to Agfest

Wolfe Brothers bring the country to Agfest
May 06, 2016

It has been five years since the Country Music band the Wolfe Brothers visited Agfest.

Originally from Hobart, brothers, Nick and Tom Wolfe, along with guitarist Brodie Rainbird, have met with success after being runners-up in Australia's Got Talent in 2012.

Since then, they have released two albums, were nominated for four Australian country…

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William Adams showcases surprising agricultural success

William Adams showcases surprising agricultural success
May 06, 2016

The mining and agricultural machinery dealer has shown off its growing agricultural division at Agfest.

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People at Agfest who are having more fun than you

People at Agfest who are having more fun than you
May 06, 2016

Pat Richards and Sue Atkinson, pictured above shopping at Perry's Lemon Myrtle Rainforest Products, are having more fun than you. Probably because they're at Agfest and you're at work and not at Agfest. 

Remember, the Agfest Field Days are on tomorrow too, so come down, buy a walking stick (they're A Thing, apparently) and join the throngs of fun-loving maniacs hanging out and getting muddy.

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Army war machine surprises patrons

Army war machine surprises patrons
May 06, 2016

Visitors to the Defence Force Recruiting tent at Agfest this year might be surprised to see a large piece of war fighting machinary parked out the back.

It has also been put through its paces on the Peter Brock Memorial 4WD track at the Agfest site.

The tank-like vehicle survived a rough transit on the Spirit of Tasmania, but the truck transporting it was damaged.

In order…

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Local champion fights for record

Local champion fights for record
May 06, 2016

Agfest crowds saw a record breaking springboard competition at the Stihl Timbersports Australia site.

The crowd cheered on Brad De Losa, from NSW, chopped holes into the vertical log to place steps in and clamber up to cut through the top section.

As the top of the log fell, the crowd gasped in disbelief as Mr De Losa's time of 43.18 seconds beat that of Tasmanian champion Matt Gurr's…

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