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For the farmers

Gemma Ballan  August 5, 2016 8:00 AM

Milk Mos for a good cause. CREDIT: David Smith; Herald Sun

Milk Mos for a good cause. CREDIT: David Smith; Herald Sun

Essendon and Geelong Football Clubs have provided 500 tickets to dairy farmers across Victoria to attend the Round 20 game on Sunday at Etihad Stadium when the Bombers take on the Cats.  

The initiative is part of the Powercor Country Game program, launched earlier this year in Round 4 between Essendon and Geelong, and is aimed at providing support for the dairy industry which continues to face significant challenges.

Working with the United Dairy Farmers Association, the tickets have been offered to dairy farmers across regional Victoria and V-Line will be providing special services for the initiative with transport available from Geelong, Warrnambool, Albury, Seymour, Shepparton, Bendigo and Traralgon for farmers to get to the game. 

Young Bombers Zach Merrett, Darcy Parish, Joe Daniher & Marty Gleeson all share a strong country heritage each coming from farming families across Victoria.

Parish said the initiative was important to acknowledge the men and women who continue to make a significant contribution to our country despite the tough circumstances they face.

“We hope the Country Program can be a platform for regional communities and gives us an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for all their hard work.” 

“It would be great to see hundreds of local dairy farmers at the game on Sunday.”

Many farmers are facing difficult decisions about how to best navigate the current market conditions and support their farms, so it’s important to buy Australian dairy products.  For more information, head to www.dairyfarmercentral.com.au

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