Monday, January 2, 2012

Year of The Farmer

Happy 2012. In Australia this year has been designated "The Year of The Farmer".

I have copied this information (below) from the Australian Year of The Farmer website

About the Year

aboutAustralian Year of the Farmer celebrates the hard work of everyone involved in producing, processing, handling and selling products from 136,000 farms across the country. Australian farms and the industries that support them generate more than $405 billion each year, that's 27% of our GDP.
The celebration was conceived by Australian Year of the Farmer Directors, Geoff Bell and Philip Bruem. Geoff and Philip wanted more people to appreciate the fresh food and quality materials our farmers produce to keep us fed, clothed and sheltered. And so, the concept has grown into a national celebration, one which will reach every Australian – reminding us that our farmers sustain the Australian way of life and the economy.
Australian Year of the Farmer is about celebrating and enriching the connections between rural and urban Australia. We want you to take time out of your busy day to think about how farming affects your life, there's more to this agribusiness than meets the eye.
What are you going to do in 2012 to celebrate?
 "What are you going to do in 2012 to celebrate?" was the question asked.
And that made me think back to what my blog was intended to be - documenting our farm life. But we are just one farming family, and maybe in this auspicious year many more farmers would like to jump on the bandwagon (blogwagon?) and share some insights into what it is like to live life on the land.
So I am in the process of setting up a website that will bring together blogs of Australian farmers so that all blog readers can learn a bit more about what it takes to produce the agricultural products that we all rely on.

Do you know any Australian farmers who would like to document their year on the farm and share it with everybody online?

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