National Agriculture Day celebration highlights research and innovation
The role of research and development in supporting the growth of primary industries was highlighted on National Agriculture Day on Wednesday 21 November.
AgriFutures Australia, the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation and Regional Development Australia (RDA) Riverina hosted a free BBQ in Wagga Wagga attended by 100 people.
National Agriculture Day is an initiative by the National Farmers’ Federation and the theme for 2018 was ‘Grow for Good’.
Acting Director of the Graham Centre, Associate Professor Marta Hernandez-Jover said, “We wanted this event to shine a light on the importance of agriculture while making a positive difference to those who are experiencing drought,” said Professor Hernandez-Jover.
Gold coin donations collected on the day were given to the NSW Country Women’s Association drought relief effort.
The event was also supported by the Junee Rotary Club and Big Springs Natural Spring Water.