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A Wairarapa farm­ing cou­ple’s idea to add a ‘town meets coun­try’ flavour to Na­tional Lamb Day drew hun­dreds of re­sponses.

Matt and Lyn­ley Wyeth, who run Spring Val­ley farm in the Kaituna Val­ley, saw the May 24 event as a chance for farm­ers to bridge the ur­ban-ru­ral dis­con­nect and show how mod­ern agri­cul­ture looks af­ter the en­vi­ron­ment and an­i­mal wel­fare while pro­duc­ing top qual­ity pro­duce.

The Fed­er­ated Farm­ers mem­bers chal­lenged other sheep and beef farm­ers around the na­tion to pick up on their In­vite a Townie to Din­ner cam­paign.

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