National Ag Day is a day to celebrate the remarkable contribution of Agriculture to Australia’s economy and society, as recent research from the National Farmers Federation found 83% of Australians described their connection with farming as ‘distant’ or ‘non-existent’.
Not only is Agriculture an essential ingredient on our plates, the Agriculture Industry contributes approximately 1.6 million jobs across the supply chain, farmers care for approximately 48 percent of Australia’s land mass and one in every seven export dollars Australia earns is from farm production.
Though celebrated yesterday, use this event as an opportunity to connect or reconnect friends, families or visitors with the story of agriculture and farmers! For more information about National Ag Day visit www.agday.org.au.
On that note… Happy 17/18 Harvesting!
Information sourced from www.agday.org.au and National Farmers Federation Website