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How Australia celebrated #AgDayAU

On National Agriculture Day (AgDay), Friday 20 November 2020, people from all over the country came together to celebrate Australia’s agriculture sector and the farmers behind it.

This year a record breaking 150 plus events were registered for AgDay, despite the uncertainties of COVID-19.

From shearing sheds, to backyards, schools, offices and agricultural shows and societies, there was no shortage of support for AgDay with everyone donning their ‘I Love Farmers’ gear to celebrate the day.

A number of Aussie celebrities came out in support of the day including Better Homes and Gardens host Fast Ed, Matt Moran, Mitch and Mark and a Fiver for a Farmer.

Mammamia’s Mia Freedman and Liza Ratliff did a hilarious short video to celebrate while Australian actor and stage performer Rob Mills stumbled upon AgDay after paying Stu The Farmer a visit while filming for Whats Up Down Under.

A handful of Australian sporting clubs and personalities also shared their support for Aussie farmers with the Wallabies, NRL, AFLW, Gian Rooney and Jonathan Brown all sharing the #AgDayAU spirit.

Leading fast food giant McDonad’s showed their support by displaying an AgDay poster in their stores nationwide while Prime Minister Scott Morrison also shared the love on his social media. 

There were a number of amazing Bake Off entries, with people putting their own unique ‘farming’ spin on an Aussie classic, the lamington.

Almost 100 schools across the country took part in Farmer Time, an initiative that connects farmers via video conference from the paddock, the dairy and the header in real time.

Thank you to everyone who got involved in the #AgDayAU celebrations, the day wouldn’t be possible without your support!

We look forward to celebrating with you in 2021!

To see all the highlights from #AgDayAU, click here.

To shop the full ‘I Love Farmers’ collection, click here.

Find out more about AgDay via the AgDay website.

Tegan Scott

Tegan Scott

Is the Community & Engagement Officer at the National Farmers' Federation.

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