National Agriculture Day highlights farming contribution

National Agriculture Day on Wednesday 21 November provided communities with a great opportunity to acknowledge Australia’s hardworking farmers and the broader agricultural industry.

This year’s theme #GrowforGood highlighted the broader positive contribution the farming and agribusiness sector makes to the nation by putting food on our tables, among other important contributions.

A National Agriculture Day celebration in Wagga Wagga highlighted research and innovation as key ingredients to ensure the long-term viability of our rural industries. More than 100 people gathered at Charles Sturt University (CSU) for the annual event, embracing the theme ‘Grow For Good’.

AgriFutures Australia General Manager, Research and Innovation Michael Beer, who attended the event, said it was a unique take on the theme. 

“The world population is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030. How we continue to feed the world, and to do so in a sustainable way will require research. We took this year’s theme of ‘Grow for Good’ and highlighted the importance of research and innovation in the quest to feed more people and produce safe, affordable and nutritious foods,” Mr Beer said.

National Agriculture Day is a National Farmers’ Federation initiative. More than 100 events were held at locations across Australia to celebrate agriculture, the largest employer in many of Australia’s rural and remote communities.