Welcome to the Fat Farmers Rural Health Initiative! Fat Farmers groups have formed as a way of encouraging farming families to get active and support each other to do so. Staying active is vital not only for health and wellbeing but is an essential part of running a successful farm business. After all, we all know how a back/knee injury can slow you down, let alone serious health issues such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. We dont take ourselves too seriously however and we love catching up after events.
Farming families and people involved in agribusiness are welcome to join us as we get together for training and events throughout the year, whatever their fitness level of size !
We also participate in fundraising to support men’s mental health and wellbeing programs (such as the Menswatch program) delivered in rural communities to reduce the risk of male suicide.