Member for Wannon Dan Tehan has used National Agriculture and Related Industries Day to celebrate agriculture across his electorate.
Mr Tehan thanked farmers for their efforts feeding and clothing Australians and people around the world.
“In Wannon, the agricultural industry is vital to our local economy,” he said.
“The day is about recognising the important role farmers and agricultural industries have played in bringing prosperity to our continent and building a unique Australian culture.
“It is a sector that continues to perform year after year and is one of the cornerstones of the Australian economy, with the value of Australian agricultural production exceeding $60-billion for the first time in 2016-17. Agriculture and affiliated industries also provide jobs to about 12-million Australians.
“Ag Day is about getting much-deserved recognition for our agriculture sector and related industries, such as transport and rural supplies businesses, stock and station agents, and accountants.”