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NFF invite farmers to open their gates for FarmDay 2012

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With FarmDay 2012 fast approaching at the end of this month, the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) continue to invite farmers to host a city family for this year’s event. 

FarmDay gives families that live in the city a unique opportunity to experience first-hand, life as a farming family. The aim of this annual national initiative is to improve urban communities’ knowledge and understanding of the agricultural industry.

The event will take place on the weekend of May 26-27 and has already attracted an overwhelming response from both city and farming families. 

Jock Laurie, National Farmers’ Federation President, participated as a Farm Day host in last year’s event inviting the Batkin family onto his beef, lamb and fine wool sheep farm.

For Laurie taking part in FarmDay 2011 was an extremely positive experience as it not only provides urban families with a new perspective and greater understanding of where their produce comes from, but it also gives farmers a new appreciation of their way of life.

“Our visitors were blown away by the things we just take for granted: the landscape and wide open spaces, the technology and machinery we use and our farming lifestyle” explains Laurie. 

FarmDay was founded by Deb Bain, former national RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner, and is a not for profit organisation. This year’s event will take place on farms across the country on May 26 and May 27.

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