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Farmers discuss risk management at the Field Days Forum | Photos Nhill’s Dennis Crowhurst and Trevor James at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER and SAMANTHA CAMARRI
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Neil Kingston and Kay Kingston, Campbells Bridge, at Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER and SAMANTHA CAMARRI

John Ward, managing director Header Front Repairs, at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

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Former world champion wood cutter David Foster at Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

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Eden, 6, and Winter, 3, May, of Adelaide at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Their mum Bree, is this year’s celebrity chef and was the winner of My Kitchen Rules.

Celebrity chef Bree May, cooking at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Bree won 2014 My Kitchen Rules.

Eleanor Lee, Nuseed, at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Aiden Last, 9, and Robbie Last, 10, Powells Point, at Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Liz Russell, Donald, at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

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Lauren McKinnon cooks with a thermomix at Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Emma Barr, 1, Yalla-Y-Poora, at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Michael Alexander with a brown snake at Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Madi McCrum, Taryn Bond, Sophie Bradshaw and Taylor Hansen at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Celebrity chef Bree May cooks at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Bree won 2014 My Kitchen Rules.

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Rob Carberry, Emma Kealy and Peter Walsh at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Ian Batters, St Arnaud, tries dome healthy food at Wimmera Health Care Group stand at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Greta Smith, 2, with her grandfather Leo Delahunty, listens to Horsham Library manager Mary Dalgleish during Storytime.

Amcal Pharmacy’s Carlie Streeter tests Steven McVicar’s health.

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Mathilde Gardy, 4, Murtoa, with a chicken at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Toby Decker represents Horsham and District Lapidary Club at the field days. The club will host the 51st National Gem and Mineral Show at the Wimmera Events Centre during Easter 2015.

Robyn Gulline, St Monan’s Emporium, and Ginelle Polanske, Eluca Designs, teamed up at Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

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Horsham Golf Club member Janet Kemp shows off golf gear at the field days.

Tim Matthews and Chris Matthews, The Forge, Ballarat, at Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Andrew Noseda, Prickly Moses Brewery, at Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Andrew Noseda, Prickly Moses Brewery, at Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Shirley Schilling, Horsham, gets her hearing tested by Sue Ward at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

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Jorja Hardy, 4, Macarthur, at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Josh Burdin at Factory MX show at Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

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Josh Burdin shows his talent during the Factory MX show.

Liam Pfeiffer, 9, watches the Factory MX show at the field days.

Damon McLean and his son Ethan, 3, watching Factory MX show at Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Mark Meyer, YMCA, at Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

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Former world champion wood cutter David Foster at Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Ben Rowney, Gamadale Australian Whites, at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Taylah Ryen, Antwerp, selling drinks for the Antwerp and Arkona tennis clubs, at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Butch Phillips, Horsham, at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

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Celebrity chef Bree May cooks at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Bree won 2014 My Kitchen Rules.

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2014 My Kitchen Rules winner and celebrity chef Bree May cooks at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

2014 My Kitchen Rules winner and celebrity chef Bree May cooks at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

2014 My Kitchen Rules winner and celebrity chef Bree May cooks at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Ann Rohde, area co-ordinator at Samaritan’s Purse, at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

Minyip Men’s Shed members Steve Kirk and Neil Croff make boxes for Horsham North Kindergarten at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

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Jorja Hardy, 4, Macarthur, at the 2015 Wimmera Machinery Field Days.

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FARMERS were able to discuss risk management at the Field Days Forum on Tuesday.

Five forums – two on Tuesday, one on Wednesday and two onThursday- are aimed at farmers, land managers and people involved in agriculture.

Birchip Cropping Group chief executive Chris Sounness hosted the Tuesday morning session about risk management on farms.

He said it was important for farmers to carefully consider their decisions when it came to business and personal life.

“It was a great chance to discuss future farm profitability,” he said.

Mr Sounness gave advice regarding farmers making decisions and the proceeding consequences.

“It’s about empowering farmers to make the best possible decision,” he said.

“There are decisions to be made in the here and now and farmers also need to look at the bigger picture.”

Mr Sounness said farmers needed to consider time of sowing and the management of livestock, and also succession planning and expansion.

He said one of the most important things to keep in mind when making farming decisions was keeping a balance between work and family life.

“More livestock increases profits but it means a farmer might have to work an extra ten hours a week,” he said.

Mr Sounness said a good balance was the key to a successful farm and a happy life at home.

Representatives from Wimmera Catchment Management Authority, Newag, Agritech Rural and Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources will also hostforums throughout the field days.

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