NATIONAL AG DAY: Ashley Elliott, Lyndon and Sandra Maroske and David Gela.
NATIONAL AG DAY: Ashley Elliott, Lyndon and Sandra Maroske and David Gela. Matt Collins

'I take my hat off to them and all their hard work'

AUSTRALIANS from all walks of life were encouraged to recognise our rural workforce during the second annual National Agriculture Day.

Murgon business Maroskes Tyre Service and Harvest Tyres hosted the South Burnett Ag Day celebrations.

Lyndon Maroske and wife Sandra own the tyre business and Mr Maroske said he was proud to work alongside the region's farmers.

"I take my hat off them to them and all their hard work,” he said.

"Without our farmers we haven't got a business, no one does.”

National Agriculture Day is an opportunity to recognise the hard work people in rural areas do.

Harvest Tyres representative Ashley Elliott said the dry weather had made it a tough couple of years for our farmers.

"It's been a poor season, just like last year,” he said.

"They call it a green drought, you get a bit of rain and the grass greens up.”

"But it's not enough, the farmers have missed out on a lot income because of the lack of rain.”

National Agriculture Day is an opportunity for rural producers to have a break and get back in a good mindset.

"It's not just livelihoods, there is also mental health issues,” Mr Elliott said.

Mr Maroske said the conversations during the Ag Day celebrations were light hearted.

"It's good to see them having a laugh and a yarn,” he said.

"We've been talking about crops and what the weather is going to do but there is no negativity.

"They are all looking ahead, you've got to keep going and moving forward.”

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