Liverpool Plains charity group Farming for Kids starts sorghum harvest in aid of local children’s health and wellbeing

COMMUNITY CROP: A look back at last year's crop - harvest for this year starts tomorrow, weather permitting. Photo: Barry Smith 160216BSB03

COMMUNITY CROP: A look back at last year's crop - harvest for this year starts tomorrow, weather permitting. Photo: Barry Smith 160216BSB03

IT’S harvest time again for a charity group that grows crops to help sow the seeds of wellness in the Liverpool Plains shire.

Farming for Kids is set to harvest the first of its sorghum crop tomorrow, the proceeds going to programs that help boost local children’s health and wellbeing.

Farming for Kids has donated more than $65,000 since 2013 to individuals, preschools, primary schools and Quirindi High School. 

The group harvests and sells crops grown on leased land near Quirindi airport, with the help of volunteer farmers, businesses and agricultural experts.

Farming for Kids president Charles Hill there were many volunteers involved and the project had several benefits.

“We’ve helped with a mental health and development program at our local high school, given money to local primary schools who are building kitchens and running paddock-to-plate programs, and much more,” Mr Hill said.

“Farming for Kids also promotes the importance of farming to the Liverpool Plains community and the national economy.

“Farming for Kids also promotes, supports and partners with other community organisations.

“We would like to thank all the volunteers who donate their time and equipment to sowing, spraying, harvesting and transporting the crop; the local grain and agricultural suppliers and businesses who donate products, labor and expertise; local council for access to the land; and the community who volunteer to help us raise funds that go a long way towards helping our local children.”

  • To find out more about the group, go to: www.farmingforkids.org
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