Minister Melinda Pavey, Steph Cooke MP, Minister Adam Marshall, Minister Sarah Mitchell, Wes Fang MLC and Minister Bronnie Taylor hold fruit, vegetables and plastic cows while standing behind a table covered in fruit, vegetables and eggs.
Minister Melinda Pavey, Steph Cooke MP, Minister Adam Marshall, Minister Sarah Mitchell, Wes Fang MLC and Minister Bronnie Taylor celebrate International Ag Day at Parliament House.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke is urging the community to mark International Ag Day, thanking the industry and everyone who contributes to it.

Ms Cooke said the almost $16 billion agriculture sector was one of the economic powerhouses of the state, and deserved to be celebrated.

“Agriculture is the beating heart of many of the communities of the Cootamundra electorate; when it thrives, so do our villages and towns,” Ms Cooke said.

“The Cootamundra electorate is a food basket, producing everything from cherries to oil seeds, superfine wool to wheat.

“Our farmers are some of the best in the world, producing the highest quality food and fibre without subsidies and on some of the most ancient soils on the planet.

“They are producers, environmental conservationists, scientists and wear many other hats. We are lucky so many of them call the Cootamundra electorate home.

“And today isn’t just about farmers, it’s about the army of agronomists, rural suppliers, manufacturers, agents, processors, vets, scientists, contractors and others who make up this vital industry.

“Thank you to each and every one for being part of the agriculture sector.”