TFGA celebrates National Ag Day with focus on Tasmania's Young Farmers

17 November 2023

Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers' Association (TFGA) acknowledged the invaluable role young farmers play in Tasmania's economic, social and environmental fabric, at a National AG Day event at Flowery Gully on Friday, 17 November.

TFGA president Ian Sauer on Friday, November 14 with young Flowery Gully farmer Joey Hammond. Picture supplied

President of the TFGA Ian Sauer said National Ag Day puts the spotlight on the tangible wealth, jobs and invaluable support for industry and government targets generated by agricultural investment.

"This is one of the biggest days on the calendar, and we're showcasing our support for Tasmanian primary producers who contribute a massive $2.3 billion to the state's economy," Mr Sauer said.

In conjunction with the National Agriculture Day festivities, the Minister for Primary Industries, Jo Palmer joined TFGA's celebrations, unveiling an allocation of $850,000 for 12 industry-driven projects spanning various sectors within primary production.

Celebrating National Ag Day. Picture supplied

Mr Sauer said, "The TFGA is happy to be partnering with the state government, and its reference group for the red meats project.

"The Tasmanian community can be proud and supportive of the agricultural sector and what it produces.

"We think the minister's announcement is positive and we look forward to our continued work with the government.

"This funding is a vote of support for sectors like red meat, hemp, dairy, wine, and women in agriculture.

"National Ag Day is for all Australians to come together to celebrate our incredible food and fibre," he said.

Joey and Tarmara Hammond, and Primary Industries and Water Minister Jo Palmer. Picture supplied