Manly Warringah Sea Eagles players Morgan Boyle, Corey Waddell and Cade Cust proudly lent their support to farmers today as part of National Agriculture Day.
With farmers across the country battling one of the worst droughts in living memory, the Sea Eagles players took time out of pre-season training to get behind National Agriculture Day (November 21) after experiencing farm life first hand.
Waddell is a regular visitor to his Pop's cattle farm in Harley Vale, a small village 12km outside of Lithgow.
"Whenever we get a weekend off, or two days, I go out there and help my pop out. It’s a cattle farm and I love getting out there,'' Waddell said.
"I fix fences, mend tractors, there’s always something to do."
Boyle grew up in the rural heartland of Bega on the NSW South Coast with Cust coming from 'The Horse Capital of Australia' in the Hunter Region of NSW.
National Agriculture Day Facts
- Each year, on average, each Australian farmers producers enough food to feed 600 people.
- On behalf of Australians, farmers care for 51% of our nation's landmass
- Farmers have decreased their greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 63% from 1996 to 2013.
- Australian farmers invest $3.3 billion-a-year in research and development
- More than 99% of Australia’s agricultural businesses are wholly Australian owned
- 319k people are employed in agriculture accounting for about 2.5% of the national workforce
Learn more about National Agriculture Day here