The pointy end of the Archibull Prize program is ready to begin
All the schools now have their cows and their paints and their industry resources
They have done their entry survey
Now it is time to share with them what our call to action is and what we hope they will understand and will need to make wise choices about as consumers and decision and policy makers
Did you know this?
And that’s just the cows!
Imagine the amount of land!
It takes to get your dairy products from cow to consumer!
These are only a handful of questions and they are only for one area of agriculture.
We all have to eat and that alone means that agriculture is not only important but vital.
Every Australian wants
- healthy food
- food produced in an environmentally friendly way.
Every Australian wants their food produced by people who care
A passion to link consumers with producers … to promote public understanding of farming, and the interconnectedness of health and nutrition and the agricultural sector … is the driving force behind Art4Agriculture.
The quantities of grain, pork, meet and cotton to feed and clothe Sydney are staggering and they only hint at the full story.
It’s staggering enough to discover you need 8,000 cows to produce the ice-cream Sydney consumes every day
Sydney consumes 300,000 kg of pork enough for 3 rashers of bacon per person per day
Enough grain to produce 32,000 loaves of bread
Enough hens to lay 800,000 eggs
Sydney consumes over 600,00 kg of beef and lamb
We could make 1 million pairs of jeans with the amount of cotton Sydney uses every day
Yet whilst Australian farmers look after more than 60% of Australia’s landscape
and produce 93% of the food we eat
Believe it or not only 6% of our land is suitable for planting the food we eat.
What outcomes does Art4Agriculture hope to achieve
We see success as an exciting, dynamic, innovative and profitable agri-food sector supported by all Australians
We see success as an appreciation of Australian farmers producing healthy, affordable, environmentally friendly and safe food translate into consumers taking that little bit of extra time required to seek out Aussie produce
We see success as young people getting excited about careers in Agriculture
How can you help make a difference?. Check out this blog from Susie Green at Farming Unlocked