HENTY Machinery Field days has a new boss - and it will be the first female to take on the role.Belinda Anderson, a sheep and grain producer from Pulletop, will take on the top Henty job next year.
She will succeed Graeme Hicks, who ran the field days for two years, and before that, Doug Meyer who was 38 years at the helm of one of the biggest agricultural events in the southern hemisphere.
Field days chairman Ross Edwards said Mrs Anderson had a "wealth of experience".
"Belinda comes to the field days with more than 20 years experience in agriculture and administration, and is a local farmer," he said.
"She gained a wealth of experience working with landowners and the Wagg Wagga Rural Lands Protection Board.
"That experience will be of considerable value to the Henty Machinery Field Days."
Mrs Anderson said the new role would be an exciting challenge.
"The field days have grown extensively since I first attended in 1984 as a student from St Pauls College, Walla Walla, and to now have the opportunity to help members and volunteers organise such an integral community event is exciting," Mrs Anderson said.