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Back in 1914, an agricultural legend was born in Henty. The Headlie Taylor Header created a revolution in agriculture and is widely regarded as the greatest single contribution to the development of the grain industry worldwide. Henty is known as ムThe Home of the Header'. There's a header display in a specially designed building in Henty Memorial Park, off Allen Street. The Henty Rotary Club has developed a former Government Dam into a Nature Reserve, which provides a home to a variety of aquatic species and birdlife as well as a delightful picnic area. Whilst in the area, visit Yesteryear Iris and Daylily Nursery and Riverina Alpacas on Merri Meric Road which has on display in season 400 varieties of Iris, 150 varieties of Day Lilies and over 30 Alpacas in all shades of colours. While you're in Henty, make sure you visit the shopping centre and collect your copy of the Henty Historic Village Walk, which will guide you through the places of interest. Allow yourself at least an hour to absorb the history of this unique town. Nearly 40 years, the agri-business sector has been heading to the Henty Field Days. Back in 1961, the Henty Branch of the Farmers and Settlers Association and the Department of Agriculture combined for a Header School, to hear experts explain the finer points in obtaining maximum efficiency from their headers. District farmers rolled up in large numbers, and the event was repeated the following year. Astounded by the success, the Association resolved to hold an annual Field Day starting in 1963. It soon grew to become a two-day, then eventually a three-day event. Today, the Henty Field Days site includes more than 18 permanent buildings, including a permanent pavilion to cater for the ladies' interest areas which are run by the C.W.A. More than 50,000 people head for the Henty Field Days during the third week in September and and it just keeps getting bigger and better with more than $300 million worth of agricultural equipment on display

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