Hosts wanted for farm day
MORE NSW farmers are needed to host city families on their farm for the weekend of May 30-31 to help Farm Day to succeed in its aim of bridging the urban-rural divide.
Farm Day founder Deb Bain said they had more city families than could be matched with farmers last year and they were expecting more people this year.
She said reconnecting urban and rural populations was critical to ensuring the future of Australia's agricultural industry
“By inviting city families on to our farms, they see first hand how we care for our animals; manage our land, our water and our business of producing food and fibre,” Deb Bain said.
A survey following last year's Farm Day found that 98 per cent of the 300 participating city families would be more likely to buy Australian products and brands.
Last year no Mid North Coast farmers put up their hands to host city dwellers. Farm families can register for Farm Day 2009 at www.farmday.com.au or call 1300 367 036.