Next Tuesday is National Agriculture Day and a variety of agricultural groups, as well as Primary Producers SA are looking for people to spread the message far and wide.
PPSA executive chair Rob Kerin said agriculture was the major employer of South Australians and he wanted to encourage everyone to help celebrate the industry.
“Agriculture includes everything from food production, wool, livestock, cropping, horticulture, viticulture, pork, dairy and aquaculture and more,” he said.
“This industry is the backbone of the South Australian economy and the key to our future.
“National Agriculture Day provides us an opportunity to thank our food producers and to encourage a new generation to consider joining this exciting industry.
“Our state’s farmers, food manufacturers, researchers, technical experts and everyone involved in this industry play a critical role in taking our food to the world.
Grain Producers SA, Livestock SA, SA Dairyfarmers’ Association, and the state’s research organisation the South Australian Grain Industry Trust have joined forces to encourage all South Australians to applaud the industry and those who work in it.
Ways in which to highlight agriculture in the state, and nationwide can include:
- Use social media to share why you’re proud or thank those who work in the industry. Some popular hashtags are #AgDay, #thankafarmerSA, #AusAg – and don’t forget to follow @GrainProducerSA, @Livestock_SA, @SAGrainTrust, @SA_PIRSA, @ozfarmers and @NationalFarmers.
- Choose Australian, and in particular, South Australian, food. We are spoilt for choice in this state, it’s easy to support local food producers.
- Host an event. Organise a school activity, morning tea or a lunch during the week of 20-24 November or plan a post-harvest lunch and give our farmers something to look forward to after this busy season.
- Submit a photo to the National Ag Day photo competition.
For more information visit www.agday.org.au