thankful 4 farmers

Thankful has launched the Thankful4Famers initiative, bridging the gap between brands, consumers and agricultural communities in a unified movement to demonstrate support for farming and rural communities around the world.

And raising funds to create sustainable transformational impact.

about this initiative:

“once in your life you need a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman. every single day, three times a day, you need a farmer”

The Thankful4Farmers initiative aims to celebrate the important and significant contribution of farmers and agriculture to both the economy and culture around the world.

 

Celebrating the incredible diversity and quality of produce and sharing the stories of those who produce it for us.

Thankful4Farmers is a collaborative initiative bringing together industries, brands, influencers and consumers in a united effort to raise awareness and generate revenue to support sustainable agriculture and regional communities.

Farmers across the globe are facing unprecedented challenges; climatic conditions, reduced investment, falling commodity prices and raising tariffs and evolving consumer expectations.

 

All of which is causing many to lose farms that have been in their families for generations. As a result, the global farming community is also facing a mental health crisis.

 

Thankful4Farmers is igniting a conversation to amplify awareness and generate on-going sustainable funding to create transformational impact in regional and rural communities.

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thankful4farmers global advisory council

In collaboration with Dean Kathryn Boor from Cornell University, Agricultural and Life Science, Thankful has curated a Global Advisory Council of thought leaders for Sustainable Food & Agriculture.

 

This will unite and amplify the Global Conversation and bring organizations together for the common goal of transformational impact to ensure our future food security.

Dean Kathryn Boor

Chair of Thankful4Farmers Global Advisory Council

The Ronald P. Lynch Dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University

Organisations participating

AgForce Qld Farmers

Assisi Animal Health

Chobani

Cornell University

OBE Organics

Farm Credit East

Farm Foundation

Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research

Professor Ruth Faden, John Hopkins University

KDC Ag

Kiss the Ground

Matt Moran

Orange Country Produce & former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (2003-2010)

PwC Australia

Seneca Foods

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Dr Andrew Blinco

Business Planning & Improvement Manager, OBE Organic

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Ben Stockwin

CEO, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

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Charlie Arnott

Biodynamic Farmer & Regenerative Agricultural advocate

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Craig Heraghty

Founder @ CMCH

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Elise Gillespie

Joint CEO
Bakers Delight Holdings

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Kerrie McCallum

Editor-in-chief

Delicious Magazine, NewsCorp

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Lachlan Feggans

Director, Sustainability, Asia Pacific Brambles Ltd

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Luciano Mesiti

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CEO, Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia

Matt Moran

Chef, Author & Restaurateur

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Meredith Staib

CEO, Royal Flying Doctor Service 
(Queensland Section)

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Dr Michael Crawford

CEO, CRC for High Performance Soils

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Milan Jankovic

Legal Counsel

Vittoria Food & Beverage

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Phoebe Norman

Lead – Event Programming,
Global Table Food + Wine Victoria

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get involved

as a consumer

Look for the Thankful4Farmers logo on products on supermarket shelves, on menus in restaurants and cafés. With every product you purchase with the Thankful4Farmers logo you will be demonstrating your support and commitment to farming and regional communities.

 

Purchase Thankful4Farmers branded products.  Can’t find products in your supermarket? Use social media to tag
your local supermarket and tell them
that you are #Thankful4Farmers
and they should be too!

Show your customers that your brand is Thankful4Farmers and committed to supporting agriculture and regional communities. It is simple:

  1. Decide to be Thankful4Farmers

  2. Pick a meaningful product(s) from your current line-up to co-brand with a portion of sales going directly to the Thankful4Farmers initiative

  3. Change the world...by supporting agriculture and regional communities

 

Contact us now to become a
co-brand  Product Partner.

When is it not possible to co-brand product, you can still show your commitment to farming and regional communities through sponsorship opportunities.

 

To learn more about how you can be a Thankful4Farmers sponsor and our sponsorship packages, contact us now.

as a brand

as a sponsor

our partners

We partner with incredible organizations who are committed to supporting farming and rural communities around the world. 
Through collaboration we are amplifying awareness, raising funds and creating longterm sustainable change.  

 

Learn more about our partners:

Premium Sponsors

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Product Partners

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Supporters

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thankful4farmers events

visit to Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

As part the Australian Delicious Magazine Annual Produce Awards, the winner of the Innovation Category, presented by Thankful4Farmers, Charlie Arnott (Biodynamic Farmer & Regenerative Agricultural advocate) was invited to the US to participate in an exclusive tour at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and research facilities in Ithaca, New York. 

 

Charlie was joined by a number of the Thankful team as well as Matt Moran, Craig Heraghty, Partner and Head of the Agriculture Business of PwC Australia and Dean Kathryn Boor, the Ronald P Lynch Dean of Cornell to learn and discuss a number of areas of research including apple germplasm, plant pathology & plant-microbe biology, vinification & brewing, pilot plants, food science and food future sustainability.

global advisory council meeting

Australian Consulate General Office (New York)

 

Inaugural Global Advisory Council Meeting focused on achieving consensus on;

  • The top challenges facing agriculture and rural communities

  • The most appropriate role(s) for private industries downstream of the farm (e.g., food companies, restaurants) in supporting agriculture and rural communities

  • The challenges/roles best addressed through application of technology,

  • Incentives needed to drive development of technology to address the challenges

uniting farmers from around the world

From the farms of New South Wales, Australia to the famers of Pennsylvania USA, farmers unite to share their stories at the Thankful table.

thankful4farmers feast

620 Loft & Garden, 620 5th Avenue, New York

With the support of the Australian Consulate General, Thankful hosted the Thankful4Farmers Feast recognized and celebrated we are ALL Thankful4Farmers. Acknowledging the critical contribution and role agriculture plays in feeding the world’s growing population.

 

Australian Celebrity Chef, Author, Food Sustainability Advocate, Farmer and Thankful Ambassador, Matt Moran curated an exclusive 3 course dinner to showcase the best of food and drink from around the world. 

Matt was joined by the producers, thought leaders, and members of The Thankful4Farmers Global Advisory Council, uniting industry leaders in a collaborative conversation to support sustainable agriculture, farming and future food security.

We are Thankful for the following brands for supporting the Thankful Feast:

 

Cleanseas, Four PIllars Gin, Howard Park, Matt Moran, MPowerd, Rangers Valley Beef, Social Cantina

our commitment to a better world

The Thankful initiatives are designed to enable brands and consumers engage with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to improve our world, now and for generations to come.

Our Thankful4Farmers Initiative focuses on delivering these SDG goals

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