Saturday, June 9, 2012

Still time to link into The Blueprint for Australian Agriculture

The Blueprint aims to bring together all with an interest in and involvement with agriculture to have their say on the future of our sector. To date, more than 1,000 people have taken part in a Blueprint forum around the country, or completed a Blueprint survey. Input into the Blueprint closes on Friday 13 July so there is still time for people to have their say: you are strongly encourage you to tell your family, friends, neighbours and networks about the Blueprint and ask them to contribute.

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Once all input has been received, the Blueprint itself will then be developed. The draft findings of the Blueprint will be shared at the NFF National Congress, taking place in Canberra in October (and open to all to attend – more details to come!). The final Blueprint document will be presented to industry and Government in December this year: an ideal way to finish off the Australian Year of the Farmer. 

Over the course of the coming months, top level findings of the Blueprint forums will be released – to keep you up to date on what’s been said across the country. We will be back in contact with you re this.

In the meantime, you are encouraged  to get involved in the Blueprint. As you know, the Blueprint gives all the opportunity to have their say on the issues and challenges facing the agricultural sector and the supply chain now and into the future, and to help find solutions to achieving a strong and sustainable future.

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We’re keen to hear from farmers, transporters, retailers, consultants, rural businesses, agribusinesses, educators, governments, rural communities, community groups and consumers. After all, as the saying goes: if you eat, you're a partner in farming! To get involved, all your contacts need to do is go to http://www.nff.org.au/blueprint.html and click on survey.  It is very simple to get involved!

Should you have any queries or questions regarding the Blueprint, please contact the NFF on 02 6269 5666 

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