Giving back to the rural community has always been an important focus for Farmers Air, and now more than ever this rings true.
Events of the past few months have really brought home the importance of supporting local. No one country across the globe has been spared from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. There are people, communities, businesses and whole economies everywhere fighting to survive and remain profitable.
Yes, nowadays you can access goods and services from almost anywhere in the world, due to the huge advancements in remote business technology. Here at Farmers Air we even face competition from operators based outside of our region offering a service to our clients.
Over the years, we have been very fortunate to have such a loyal client base who have stuck by us from the outset.
This support has enabled us to grow the business and to innovate so we can continue to provide a consistently high quality service to our farming customers in the most cost effective manner. It has seen us transform our fleet and introduce new technologies for mapping jobs and tracking the spread of the fertiliser to ensure accuracy. It has seen us grow our staff to a team that provides 18 jobs in the region, employment for our many suppliers and more recently allowed us to purchase an aircraft dedicated to training, so that we can ensure our pilots operate to the highest standards of safety, job quality and environmental best practice.
Farmers Air started from humble beginnings and all as a result of a group of passionate local farmers who wanted to secure the future of aerial top dressing services for their region. That alone gives us the drive to keep evolving and ensuring we are future-proofing the business and our services to remain competitive in a forever, fast changing world.
As a team, we pride ourselves on the fact we are locally owned and operated, and that the East Coast region is our home. Every year we make sure we are supporting the rural communities in as many ways as we can, and we do this for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, it’s about giving back to the people and the communities that keep us in business. We also recognise we are geographically isolated as a community and we are passionate about supporting anything that can bring our people closer. Be it through sports, education or local rural based events – these are all important avenues to achieve this for the health and well-being of our East Coast rural communities.
The Farmers of the East Coast support us year on year and we want to keep honouring that commitment back by showing them we are, and always will be, committed to this community for the long haul, through thick or thin.