CONVERTING a standing crop of wheat into 13 loaves of bread in 18 minutes sounds impossible. But not to the people of Parkes, in NSW.
The MSM Milling and Manildra Group Paddock to Plate Guinness World Record will attempt to convert a standing crop of wheat into 13 loaves of bread in 18 minutes - measured from the first movement of the harvester in the paddock to the last loaf hitting the table.
High profile judges include Nationals Leader Warren Truss, radio personality Alan Jones and Parkes Mayor Ken Keith.
The world record bake-off kicks off at 11am at Parkes Radio Telescope, better known as The Dish.
The current record: Using a traditional baker's oven to bake the bread, the record time for producing 13 loaves (a baker's dozen), from growing wheat is 18 minutes 11.4 seconds, by a team led by baker John Haynes and farmer Peter Rix (all UK) at Alpheton, Suffolk, UK on August 21, 1999.
The day will include demonstrations, including modern farm equipment, Rural Fire Service and telescope displays.
Mr Truss will also put his tractor-driving skills against a fully automated GPS-guided tractor in a showdown between man and machine.