The Farm Army site is one part of part of Buy a Bale suite of programs. Buy a Bale gives support to rural, regional and remote farmers across Australia through it innovative programs of work.
Donations to Buy a Bale and Farmers Card have had a four fold effect on rural communities, some hay is donated, some we buy, so we’re feeding a hay farmer and his family. Some of our truckies are donating their time and diesel, some loads we’re paying for, so we’re feeding truckies and their families. Donations towards our Farmers card inject immediate cash into the rural towns, city cash going bush. Finally what hay we deliver saves farmers cash that they can continue to spend on other items.
Buy a Bale also runs the successful Under The Stars tourism campaign. Farmers from across NSW and QLD have offered their properties as an accommodation point to help encourage travellers to their region.
With the opportunity to participate in farm life and to stay in places not normally accessible, tourists from across the country are taking up the opportunity to be involved. This is not only good for the farmers but also good for tourism for local towns as visitors take the opportunity to visit towns and sites near to the properties they are staying at.
Buy a Bale continues to look at innovative ways in which to assist those in remote, regional and rural areas. If you have an idea or are already working to breakdown the city bush divide please contact us to discuss opportunities.