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Lets Thank our Farmers!

20th October 2020
Competition – win a $250 regional South Australian accommodation credit

You could win a $250 gift credit towards a regional South Australian holiday accommodation provider of your preference.

Enter by sharing your photo or video on Instagram using the hashtag #ThankSAFarmers or #ThankSAFishers. You must also follow us on Instagram to be in the competition running.

Employees of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions and members of their family residing at the same address are not eligible to enter.

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions before entering.

School activities – Dear Farmer letter

We’re calling on primary school students to get on board and write a letter to a farmer with our ‘Dear farmer’ campaign.

What we want you to do

We want to hear from primary school students how much they love South Aussie farmers and fishers and what they want to say ‘thanks’ for.

In this fun task during an end-of-term lesson or homework activity, we are encouraging students to write a letter to a South Australian farmer or fisher, to thank them for growing, producing and processing our food and fibre.

The letter template below can help students can get creative with drawing and/or writing.

Themes to help guide students:

  • What do you want to thank a farmer or fisher for? Take look at your lunch box and clothes – did a farmer or fisher help provide these things (maybe an apple, milk, juice, oat, wheat, tuna, veggies)?
  • What inspirational or motivational words do you want to tell our farmers or fishers who have been through a tough time during the bushfires, drought and COVID-19?
  • If you want to be a farmer or fisher when you grow up, what type would you be? What do you want to grow or catch and why?
  • What are your favourite farm animals, fish or seafood?
  • What is your favourite food that farmers grow and fishers catch?

Send us your letters

Please post or scan and email your letters to:

Att: Dear Farmer letters

PIRSA Strategic Communications

GPO Box 1671 Adelaide SA 5001


By Monday 16 November 2020.


Letters must:

  • be in English
  • be in the spirit of and relevant to the campaign
  • be legible.

Note, any submission may be further used in promotional activities by the Government of South Australia. We are only seeking the student’s Christian name (first name) to be included on the letter. If used in any promotional material, any inclusions of the last name will be edited out for privacy reasons.