National AgDay provides an opportunity for all Queenslanders to celebrate farmers' role in sustainably feeding and clothing the world, AgForce CEO Michael Guerin said today.
Mr Guerin said National AgDay on Wednesday 21 November was a chance for all Australians to celebrate the good farmers do, and for farmers to thank Australians for their continued support.
"Whether it's helping feed a hungry world, caring for our environment, or creating jobs in regional communities, every day our farmers #GrowForGood - and that's the theme of this year's National AgDay celebrations," he said.
"Agriculture is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, and Queensland is the most valuable agricultural state - producing almost a quarter of our nation's food and fibre, so we have a lot to be proud about.
"Over 330,000 Queenslanders are employed across the whole food supply chain, meaning that the jobs of about one in seven Queenslanders are either partially or entirely supported by the food sector."
Mr Guerin said AgForce would be partnering with the Jan Powers Farmers Markets to celebrate National AgDay in the Brisbane CBD.
"We are extremely grateful to Sammy Power and all the team at Jan Powers Farmers Markets for the opportunity to have a stall in the heart of the City Farmers Markets at the top of the Queen Street Mall next Wednesday 21 November," he said.
"Brisbane market-goers will be able to ask a farmer about what they do and why, while we will also have information flyers and giveaways to help share the message about the importance of agriculture in every aspect of our lives."
Mr Guerin said AgDay events would be held right throughout the country, with the National Farmers' Federation running a photo competition, encouraging Australians to wear green on the day and to share the love on social media with the hashtags #AgDayAU and #GrowForGood.
For more information and to register an event, visit www.agday.org.au