National Agriculture Day – 21st November
National Agriculture Day on the 21st November is [apparently] when Australia pauses to celebrate the amazing contribution of Agriculture to this country.
According to the National Agriculture Day website, Agriculture supports 1.6 million jobs from the city to the bush – including retail, logistics, technology and science.
Last year Australian farms surpassed $60 billion in farm gate income. And, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) hopes to grow this figure to $100 billion by 2030.
Food, Fibre & Forestry Facts tells the story that is Australian agriculture and has been released by the NFF just in time for National Agriculture Day 2017.
The reference guide drills down to specific figures on Australia’s leading agricultural commodities, including: beef, sheep, wool, grains, cotton, dairy, pork, rice, dried fruit, sugar and forestry, and useful for the school student, journalist or those with inquisitive minds.
National Agriculture & Related Industries Day was originally the idea of Gina Hancock and since inception has grown to a broader collaboration between industry groups, corporate Australia and government. The day is supported by a wide range of partners and supporters, including Coles, Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd, National Farmers’ Federation and the Australian government. See here for more information about partners.
National Agriculture Day EVENTS
There are several events happening on Tuesday, 21st November, which you can see here including the following in –
Harvest Tyres & Dalwallinu Tyres BBQ & Trade Event
11.00 – 3pm at 1A Johnston Street, Dalwallinu
RSVP to Lorraine on 9661 1206.
New South Wales
7.30 to 9.00am at AgriFutures HQ (car park 10) Tooma Way, CSU, Wagga Wagga
Gold coin donation.
RSVP to AgriFutures Australia for catering purposes.
Harvest Tyres & Jelbart Tyrepower BBQ & Trade Event
1.00 to 5pm at Truck and Ag Centre, Lower Rankin St, Forbes
RSVP to Darren or Luke on (02) 6851 4448.
Harvest Tyres & Jerilderie Tyre Service BBQ & Trade Event
1.00 to 5pm at Jerilderie Golf Club, 129 Jerilderie St, Jerilderie
RSVP to Stuart on (03) 5886 1863.
Note that all above information was extracted from the National Agriculture Day website.