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Sun. May 19th, 2024

Today the nation collectively tips its hat to farmers across the nation for agriculture’s biggest day on the calendar – National Agriculture Day.

National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke said the day synonymous with the “I love farmers” logo was a chance to celebrate, inspire and learn. 

“It doesn’t matter if you’re in a high rise or a header, this is a day for all Australians to come together to celebrate our incredible food and fibre,” he said. 

“It’s a day for farmers and people in agriculture to showcase what they do and to start conversations with kids and the wider community about what they do. 

“But it’s also a day for all Australians to engage with the farming world, to learn more, and celebrate our farmers the incredible food and fibre they grow.” 

This year’s theme “Grow you good thing!” is also the catch cry the NFF hopes people will get behind. 

“Many farmers are facing a below average growing season and livestock prices have tanked,” Mr Jochinke said. 

“Shout outs of ‘Grow you good thing!’ from the community will go a long way.” 

How to celebrate AgDay 

Get social 

Follow along and post your AgDay selfies by using the hashtags #AgDayAU and #GrowYouGoodThing. You can also tag and follow the AgDay platform Australian Farmers on social media InstagramFacebookTwitter and TikTok. Make sure you’re wearing your “I love farmers” or “Grow you good thing!” merch.

Events 

Across the nation schools, workplaces, families and farms are hosting events. However, there’s a stack of public events being held. Find out more at agday.org.au

Photo and video competition 

It’s also a final call for entries to the AgDay photo and video competition, which close at 5pm AEDT today. Enter at agday.org.au.

Buy Aussie grown 

When planning tonight’s meal, think how you can celebrate Australian grown produce. Need recipe inspiration – find plenty in the recipe section at farmers.org.au. And don’t forget the incredible natural fibres our farmers grow. Next time you’re in the shop for a new outfit, consider buying Australian cotton or merino clothes. 

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