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Wanted: 20 producers to host a ‘City Slickers’ farm visit

Jon Condon, 16/05/2012

 

A last-minute surge in city families wanting to head bush for FarmDay 2012 has left organisers with a late opportunity to spread the message further about farming in Australia.

A further 20 farms and properties in New South Wales, the ACT and Queensland are required as hosts to meet the demand of city families who want to know more about the source of their food.

City families will make their own way to the farms and find their own accommodation.

FarmDay founder Deb Bain says she just needs to find some more farmers/graziers who are happy to spend part of a day showing them around.

“We have all these city people ready and willing to come out and learn more about who we are and what we do as farmers,” Mrs Bain said.

“I’d hate to miss the opportunity to connect urban and rural Australia and really want to encourage farmers and graziers to sign-up today and make a difference.”

This year’s event falls on May 26 and 27. All insurances during the ‘city slickers’ visits are covered.

Meat & Livestock Australia is one of the sponsors of the program.

For further information and registration details go to www.farmday.com.au or call 1300 36 70 36.

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