Thousands of South Australians are growing for the good of the state every day, but farmers are often too busy to take a moment to celebrate what makes agriculture so great.
Farmers, agronomists, researchers and other industry stakeholders are encouraged to share their story to mark National Agriculture Day on Wednesday, November 21.
Primary Producers SA, its commodity member groups Grain Producers SA, Livestock SA, the South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association and grower-funded research organisation South Australian Grain Industry Trust are championing the people who put in the hard yards doing what they love.
PPSA Chair Rob Kerin said National Agriculture Day is a chance to put a face to the industry and acknowledge who the people of agriculture are and what they do for the good of SA and the world.
“Agriculture is important to the economy, but it is also important to the environment, communities and our wellbeing,” he said.
“We have a real connection to why we do what we do and sharing this message is a great way to connect with the people who don’t work in or perhaps don’t understand our industry.”
The National Agriculture Day initiative is highlighting how Australian farmers #GrowForGood, whether it be through feeding and clothing the population, protecting the environment, creating jobs or donating to food relief.
Mr Kerin encouraged all South Australians to join in on National Agriculture Day and look to their own backyard to support the industry that grows for good with pride and passion.
“SA has some of the best local brands in the world, so why not enjoy the produce grown by local farmers and take a moment to acknowledge the people who make agriculture great,” he said.
To take part in National Agriculture Day celebrations:
- Use social media to share why you are proud to be involved in the industry, or thank those who work in the industry. Some popular hashtags are #growforgood #AgDayAU, #thankafarmerSA, #AusAg – and don’t forget to follow @PProducersSA, @GrainProducerSA, @Livestock_SA, @SAGrainTrust, @SA_PIRSA, @ozfarmers and @NationalFarmers
- Choose Australian, and in particular South Australian, food! We are spoilt for choice in this state and it’s easy to support local food producers.
- Host an event. Organise a school activity, morning tea or a lunch during the week of 20-24 November or plan a post-harvest lunch and give farmers something to look forward to after this busy season.
- Submit a photo to the National Ag Day photo competition.