NSW Farmers puts fitness first at AgQuip

Taking a sickie is not an option for farmers. There is often no one to take their place, so farmers need to be fit and healthy to look after themselves and their farm. 

NSW Farmers’ Regional Service Manager Stuart Murdoch said: “The health and wellbeing of our members is important to us so this year we have teamed up with some of our partners to offer a one-stop fitness shop at AgQuip Field Days”. 

“Our exhibit will feature the Rural Fit Team with ABC radio guest Andrew Mahoney talking about exercising and providing demonstrations on getting farm fit. 

“Workcover and its ‘Get Healthy at Work’ campaign will be on site with us at AgQuip, along with WFI, one of NSW Farmers’ largest supporters and nib Health Funds which will be providing eye tests,” he said.

Meanwhile, mental fitness will be a focus with Fiona Livingstone from the SCARF community education program delivering tips on mental health and well-being.

Farmers who visit NSW Farmers’ site can collect a free pedometer and a fortifying coffee with a prize pack for the farmer who walks the furthest each day at AgQuip.

The NSW Farmers’ exhibit at AgQuip in Gunnedah from 19-21 August will also have important information to assist farmers with their business.  

A team of NSW Farmers’ staff will be available onsite to support farmers with information on coal seam gas, energy efficiency, native vegetation regulations and telecommunications.

The Caroona Coal Action Group will be providing a hot lunch on site this year as well as being available to talk about local mining issues.  

For further information about NSW Farmers’ site please call Stuart Murdoch on 0427 437 103.


12 August 2014 

Contact: Stuart Murdoch

Phone: 0427 437 103

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