Australians from all walks of life celebrated farmers this week as the country marked its 3rd National Agriculture Day.
With well over 130 registered events, 2019 National AgDay was one to remember as people all over the country came together under the tagline #WeAreAusFarmers.
With farmers managing one of the worst droughts in living memory, we asked Australians to join in the festivities by sharing their appreciation and support for farmers by using the hashtags #AgDayAU and #WeAreAusFarmers across social media.
The National Farmers’ Federation and its members were out in force, with representatives sharing apples and other freebies with commuters in the heart of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
A number of celebrities and influencers shared the love across social media with celebrity chef Matt Moran showing off his temporary tattoo and Mitch and Mark from The Block surprising commuters at Circular Quay! News presenter and country girl Sam Armytage also shared her love for Aussie farmers with her legion of online followers.
The NRL got on board again this year with players from South Sydney, Manly and St George wearing their AgDay t-shirts.
But it wasn’t just celebrities joining the celebration online. Many of Australia’s political heavyweights, from the Minister for Agriculture, to the Deputy Prime Minister and NSW Premier all shared their appreciation.
In Sydney, NFF President Fiona Simson led a discussion on the agriculture industry at an AgDay lunch co-hosted with Syngenta. The lunch was attended by some of Australia’s leading agriculture and food bloggers, influencers and journalists.
Later on in Melbourne, the Victorian Farmers’ Federation chose AgDay to mark its 40th anniversary in a celebration that brought together Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie and hundreds of VFF members.
And as the day came to a close Melbourne had one last trick up its sleeve, with the landmark Bolte Bridge and Sound Tube glowing green and lighting up the night sky in support of Australia’s farmers.
Now in its third year, National Agriculture Day continues to connect people from around Australia to recognise the enormous contributions farmers and rural communities make.
Thank you to everyone who showed their support for our farmers on #AgDayAU, we can’t wait to do it all again next year!