• • • Australians are being urged to don a green shirt
Now in its second year, National Agriculture Day is supported by the National Farmers’ Federation and Fairfax Agricultural Media. NFF president Fiona Simson said Australians were being asked to stop and consider how agriculture makes the world a better place. “Many people don’t know that Australian agriculture is the largest employer in many regions of rural and remote communities with 26 per cent of its employees being indigenous. Australia also grows 93 per cent of our own food supply and export two thirds of our produce.”
This year, participants are being encouraged to wear green and show their support for farmers on National Ag Day, which will take place on Wednesday, November 21, to highlight Australia’s world class credentials when it comes to sustainable farming. More than 60 community events have already been registered on the National Ag Day website, a huge jump on 2017 when 35 events were held across the country.