World record bid for a great cause

COULD you convert a standing crop of wheat into a baker’s dozen in under 18 minutes?

That is the record that the MSM Milling and Manildra Group will attempt to break on Friday, January 11.

The ambitious paddock-to-plate world record attempt will have three well-known public figures acting as judges to oversee proceedings.

The Leader of the Nationals, the Hon Warren Truss will join radio broadcaster Alan Jones and Parkes mayor Ken Keith to oversee the attempt to transform a standing crop of wheat into 13 loaves of bread in just 18 minutes.

The judges will play a vital role in the attempt, as they are required to oversee the event as part of regulations set by world record adjudicators.

Farmer Neil Unger, who is organising the event, says he is elated to secure the services of such high profile judges, who will donate their time to be part of the attempt.

Warren Truss is a third-generation Queensland farmer, who’s passionate about agriculture and the vital role it plays in Australia’s economy.

Alan Jones was raised on a dairy farm and is an Officer of the Order of Australia, for the role he plays in helping charities.

Councillor Ken Keith holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and has a farm in the Parkes district.

All funds raised during the MSM Milling and Manildra Group paddock to plate attempt will be donated to Currajong Disability Services which specialises in providing services to people with intellectual disabilities and has living skills, accommodation and respite centres in Parkes and Condobolin.

The attempt will take place at the Parkes Radio Telescope on January 11 from 9.30am.

A number of extra activities will also be held on the day.

They include modern and vintage farm machinery displays and Rural Fire Service demonstrations.

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