The annual shout out to farmers, National Agriculture Day, is almost here and we are here to help you get around it!
National Farmers’ Federation Chief Executive Tony Mahar said this year’s theme #GrowYouGoodThing celebrating the incredible food and fibre farmers grow could not come at a better time.
“We have an El Nino on our hands and some farmers are facing a very poor outlook for the season ahead,” Mr Mahar said.
“That being said, Aussie farmers work hard to make sure the impact of dry times is barely felt at dinner tables.
“Our farmers are the best in the business. A huge amount of planning and careful management goes into make sure food and fibre still gets grown despite difficult times.”
How to celebrate AgDay
Register AgDay events now
People are encouraged to hold an event in their community or workplace to receive a complimentary event kit – no event is too big or too small. All you need to do is register your event, choosing whether you want to make it public or private, at agday.org.au – and make sure you tag us on social media on the day by using #AgDayAU.
“It’s always wonderful to see communities coming together on AgDay to celebrate Aussie farming. It doesn’t matter where you live, that connection to farming is such an important part of our identity as Australians,” Mr Mahar said.
Download the stakeholder kit so you can access social media tiles, suggested posts and more.
New look ‘I Love Farmers’ merchandise released
The NFF has given the iconic “I Love Farmers” merchandise a fresh new look. There’s also plenty of merch in the store featuring this year’s theme “Grow you good thing!”
For the first time, cattle tags and bucket hats have been introduced to the range, which also includes t-shirts, trucker caps, stickers and tote bags. Shop the range at agday.org.au and make sure you tag your selfies with #AgDayAU – we can’t wait to see everyone in their gear!
Photo and video competition
Entries are now open for the coveted photo and video competition with a prize pool of $5,000 up for grabs thanks to sponsors Syngenta.
There is no age or skill limit on entries, the judges are just looking for imagery that celebrates Australian agriculture.
Entries close at 5pm AEDT on AgDay, Friday, 17 November. For more information visit agday.org.au.
Check out the agfluencers taking over social media
This year the National Farmers’ Federation has recruited five farming #agfluencers to take over the Australian Farmers’ social media accounts. Mel McGorman, Big Farmer Andy, Mark Merrett, Rural Riley and Bridie Carter are showing us what is happening on their farms (and it’s going to be loads of fun!)
Find out how to follow along here.
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