Farming can be a lonely and challenging business but a new short film has celebrated the people in the industry
Ag Day held on November 19 is Australia's way of celebrating this Industry but, like other events across the country, COVID forced multiple cancellations.
Regional Development Australia - Southern Inland (RDASI) acknowledged that its hosted dinner was unlikely to go ahead but wasn't prepared to give up altogether.
RDSAI CEO Carisa Wells said it was important to show their appreciation for food producers and celebrate the industry.
"We needed to look at an alternative and sharing some of the amazing stories in our Southern Inland Ag Community seemed perfect," she said.
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'For the Love of Ag' was created, a short film featuring local Southern Inland farmers and graziers doing inspirational things. Cressida Cains, 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award NSW/ACT winner and national runner-up and co-founder of Pecora Dairy, was thrilled to be invited as the face of the event.
"I am honoured to be part of this Ag Day project", Cressida said.
"I'm passionate about agriculture in Australia. The future of Ag is really exciting, and this film gives us a glimpse into some of the fantastic work happening in the Southern Inland region of NSW".
The film was released on Ag Day, on Friday, November 19.
'For the Love of Ag' features five producers within the Southern Inland region: Cressida Cains of Pecora Dairy; Peter and Jack O'Connor from Oxton Park; Georgie Kelly and her family at Rugby Station; Tim Kirk, from Clonakilla Wines and John Mauger, of Mauger's Meats.
The film has been made possible through the support of RDASI's partners Coordinare, Local Land Services, National Farmers Federation and NSW Farmers Association.
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