Rural Aid’s Mega Farm Rescue started on Monday, with more than 160 people heading out onto 13 local farms to help with fencing, machinery repairs and maintenance.
The “farmy army” comprised of volunteers aged between 28 and 75 is camping at the Showground and came from around the country to help with painting, repairing guttering and doing plumbing and electrical work.
The volunteers’ days begin at 6:30am for breakfast before they head off to their assigned farms at 8am. From there, they help out with jobs on the farm until 4pm or 5pm, depending on each farms needs.
Every one gave their all, no one had to be asked to dig in, and every one actually looked for jobs that needed doing.
Some of the glimpse for the Forbes Mega Farm Rescue as be seen in the pictures below: