Our local community has generously united again with volunteer farmers, pilots, agriculture specialists, business houses and contractors donating considerable time, skill and resources to harvesting the Quirindi group ‘Farming for Kids’ first wheat crop last week.
The crop planted on land surrounding the Quirindi Airport cut 87 tones of wheat, with monies raised from the sale of the crop to be donated by the group to local underprivileged children.
Ian Carter, volunteer for the group has been overwhelmed by local generosity.
“The harvest was the culmination of 12 months of effort and donations by a lot of local people and by business and professionals. It’s great to get the crop off and while the yield is not as high as we would have liked due to a very dry season, we are buoyed by the generosity of locals and look forward to announcing the amount raised after our committee meeting this weekend,” said Ian.
The group will also soon announce the monies raised by their recent successful Melbourne Cup fundraiser.
“All up people have donated time, expertise and machinery, businesses have donated time and equipment, even fuel for the harvest of the crop. The community spirit has been phenomenal, every time we have asked for anything people and businesses have donated to help local underprivileged children,” concluded Ian.
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