Farmers' health a priority for Agfest

“We have found that the farming community will look after their farm and their assets and their lives stocks and their tractors before they look after their own health.”

The National Centre For Farmer Health has partnered with Rural Bank to offer free health checks and lifestyle assessments to everybody at Agfest.
The Victorian based organisation operates stalls throughout Australia promoting comprehensive health checks for people to gain information on blood pressure, bloody glucose, cholesterol and other health issues. 
Program and data coordinator Tracey Hatherell is said Agfest is a great chance to reach farmers.
“Our main focus is getting the farmers - our people on the land, and getting them to focus on their health,” she said.
“We have found that the farming community will look after their farm and their assets and their lives stocks and their tractors before they look after their own health.”
The stall is farmer related but is open to everybody by offering information on farm safety practices and general lifestyle advice. 
“We get a mixture of everybody,” she said. “By being at events like this, we are coming to them instead of having to wait for them to come to us.”