“Grow you good thing!” is the catch cry for this year’s National Agriculture Day – or #AgDayAU – as the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) rallies all Australians to get behind our farmers on Friday 17 November.
NFF President Fiona Simson said the annual shout out to farmers and the incredible food and fibre they 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,” Ms Simson 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
The NFF encourages people to hold an event in their community or workplace to receive a complimentary event kit loaded with AgDay goodies. 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,” Ms Simson said.
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, the NFF has introduced cattle tags and bucket hats to the range, which also includes t-shirts, trucker caps, stickers and tote bags. Shop the range at agday.org.au.
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.
Stay in touch
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2022 AgDay photo & video competition winning shot by David Williams.