National AgDay a chance to celebrate Queensland farmers

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National AgDay provides an opportunity for all Queenslanders to celebrate and be proud of our state's contribution towards feeding and clothing the world, AgForce General Grant Maudsley said today.

Mr Maudsley made the comments ahead of a community barbecue AgForce is hosting in Australia's beef capital, Rockhampton, for the inaugural National AgDay today.

"Agriculture is a foundation of the Queensland economy and a vital contributor to our society, underpinning tens of thousands of jobs in regional, rural and remote communities and thousands more in our cities," he said.

"The recent Agricultural Census revealed Queensland is now the most valuable agricultural state in the country, producing almost a quarter of Australia's food and fibre.

"Over 330,000 Queenslanders are employed across the whole food supply chain, meaning that about one in seven Queenslanders are either partially or entirely supported by the food sector.

"No matter where you are in Queensland, agriculture provides employment opportunities and supports small businesses that keep our country towns ticking."

Mr Maudsley said it was fitting to be celebrating National AgDay in Rockhampton as the Fitzroy region was the biggest beef producing area in Australia with 2.6 million head of cattle, while there was also significant grain, cotton and horticultural production in the area.

"Global demand for the high-quality food and fibre we produce right here in Queensland is growing, and will continue to grow strongly with the right policy settings from governments and increased investment in cutting edge research and innovation," he said.

"I encourage all Queenslanders to take a moment today to pause and celebrate the remarkable contribution of Australian agriculture.

"Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #AgDay, share pictures of the great farm produce you're enjoying today, or even test your farming knowledge with the AgDay quiz.

"Agriculture is Australia's fastest growing industry and has an incredible story to tell, and that's exactly what AgDay is all about."

To find out more about AgDay and the importance of Australian agriculture, visit www.agday.org.au

 
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