The final word written at the end on the year by the event organisers;
“The Australian Year of the Farmer has finally come to an end, and it is now time to deactivate our website.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Year in so many ways.
There were literally thousands of events and activities, big and small, held by communities, schools, governments, agricultural shows, and various institutions and individuals from right across Australia.
Your wonderful contribution helped make the Year a great celebration of Australian agriculture and the rural communities that support it.
One of the aims of the Year was to accentuate the many positives associated with Australian agriculture, whilst also acknowledging that farming is hard work and can be affected by many factors beyond the control of an individual farmer.
In that context, we hope the Year of the Farmer might be seen as a starting point for a broader and deeper national discussion on the future of agriculture in this country.
This is especially important as we move rapidly towards a global population with over two billion more people than we have today. Australia has an opportunity – indeed a responsibility – to ensure it shoulders its share of the load particularly when it comes to feeding all these extra people.
So please contribute to the debate as it develops in the coming months – the future of Australian agriculture depends on it. “
In this spririt this new website has been launched to allow anyone interested to discuss farming related issue as well as the Year of the Farmer events from 2012.
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