'Thank a farmer day' highlights tireless work for primary producers
The NSW Government is thanking farmers across NSW for their contribution to the strongest primary industries sector on record and for continuing to produce some of the best food and fibre in the world.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said ‘Thank a Farmer Day’ was another way we could thank primary producers, who continue to work around the clock to keep our supermarket shelves stocked despite every imaginable challenge thrown at them.
“Thank a Farmer Day has become a key event at the Sydney Royal Easter Show since it was introduced in 2019 because it allows people from right across the state and the world to thank farmers for the work they do every single day,” Mr Toole said.
“The Easter Show does a great job of highlighting the diverse range of primary industries NSW is home to, from beef, dairy and poultry to world-class wool.
“Farmers are the backbone of bush communities and the State’s economy, and I encourage everyone to get out to the Easter Show to thank these impressive farmers who’ve returned to Sydney despite their ongoing recovery from recent challenges.”
Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Dugald Saunders said Thank a Farmer Day at the Sydney Royal Easter Show was a fantastic initiative to recognise the contribution primary producers make to the NSW economy.
“Our primary industries sector is stronger than ever before, and that’s because of the hard work, dedication and perseverance of our state’s farmers, who produce the world-class food and fibre we are lucky enough to have on our plates and in our clothing,” Mr Saunders said.
“NSW is home to a diverse range of primary industries, from beef, dairy and poultry to world-class wool, and our farmers are the heart and soul of our regional communities and economy.
“In 2020/21, the NSW primary industries increased its total output to become a record-breaking $20.9 billion industry. This was a result of a record winter crop, strong commodity prices and high demand for exports.
“The Show is a celebration of our farmers and the NSW primary industries sector, but I am particularly honoured today to meet with producers from across the state and have the opportunity to thank them personally for the work they do.”