Free information day for farmers

Keynote speaker Alex Thomas
05th Sep 2023

All are invited to attend GLENRAC’s free Fit Farmers information day in Glen Innes on Thursday 14th September.
Fit Farmers takes place on RU OK Day each year and is a day that highlights the importance of taking some time to check in on your own physical, financial and emotional health for farmers.
GLENRAC Chief Executive Officer, Kylie Falconer said the event is always a highlight of their calendar as it includes presentations from a diverse range of speakers.
“This year we are delighted to host Alex Thomas from #PlantASeedForSafety as our keynote speaker,” Kylie said.
“Originally from a remote South Australian sheep station, Alex has a powerful personal story on farm safety that led to the creation of #PlantASeedForSafety – a rural social change initiative that ultimately, gets people home to their families at the end of each day.”
The Rural Crime Squad – New England Police District will present at the event. Crime in rural NSW continues to remain high with 81%* of farmers experiencing crimes such as stock and fuel theft, trespassing and illegal hunting. The impact of crimes is exceptionally high causing financial, physical, and psychological devastation to farmers and has a flow-on effect to the wider Australian economy.
For an update on rural crime prevention strategies and how to report rural crime, make sure you attend. Staff will have time on the day to discuss any sensitive issues one-on-one during the meal breaks.
Also attending will be Jodi Toole from Safe Work NSW who will discuss keeping safe on farms, Jessica Brown from the Rural Financial Counselling Service – Northern Region who will provide a snapshot of the current financial assistance available for farmers in the region and Essential Energy as a first-time presenter covering powerline safety on farms.
The event is free to attend and morning tea and lunch are provided.
Please RSVP for catering purposes by emailing or calling the GLENRAC office on 02 6732 3443.