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ADAMA gives back to cotton communities

1st February 2024

One of the company’s latest community campaigns has been ‘Giving Back to Cotton Communities’, which has contributed thousands of dollars to local groups across these areas.

Stuart Moncrieff, General Manager - Marketing with ADAMA Australia, said adverse conditions and rising costs has placed pressure on communities, including funding and running of local activities and projects.

Stuart said many of the ADAMA team live and work in regional communities and they understand the contribution volunteers and organisations make.

“We recognise that the strength of our industries is dependent on the communities that provide jobs, services, health and education,” Stuart said.

“Rural communities already well understand that the very fabric of Australian agriculture and their greatest strength lies in supporting each other through the good and bad times.

“We are passionate about agriculture and we are also very passionate about our rural communities, so we are very proud and pleased to coordinate these special community campaigns.

“Through the cotton areas, we wanted to extend a hand and give local groups and projects a boost.”

ADAMA Australia has a long history of supplying and collaborating with the cotton industry and its latest community campaign contributed $35,000 to nominated local organisations.

Phillip Kelly (left), Sam East, ADAMA (Centre) & Andrew Johnston (right) at the Dalby and District Rugby Football Club, which won funding support through ADAMA’s ‘Giving Back to Cotton Communities’ campaign.

Numerous groups and organisations from the Northern Territory down to Southern New South Wales benefitted from the funding. Some of these included The Douglas Daly Community Development Association, Childhood Cancer Support QLD, Dalby and District Rugby Football Club, FlatTrack Youth Works at Moree, the Burren Junction Progress Society, Macquarie Cotton Growers Association and the Coleambally Preschool Association.

Support for regional families facing cancer is always highly appreciated and Childhood Cancer Support QLD assists families, including in cotton areas, during cancer treatment for their children. It provides free accommodation, counselling and transport, helping families to keep their homes in regional areas during treatment and to be part of a support network when needed.

The ADAMA Australia funding is supporting other fundraising efforts by Childhood Cancer Support QLD to help build 15 houses for regional families.

Colleen Kelly, Coleambally Pre-School Association (left) & Ben Hogg, ADAMA (right) at the Coleambally Pre School following funding to the school through ADAMA’s ‘Giving Back to Cotton Communities’ campaign.

The Macquarie Cotton Growers Association was keen to purchase a mobile cool room to assist local clubs and events that also support mental health, while the Coleambally Preschool Association wanted to extend childcare provision down to 0-3 years of age to aid local parents working in the community and early learning. The ADAMA funds have since helped to convert a local tennis club room into a new day care centre and install a security fence.

Burren Junction is within the Namoi Cotton growing region and the community recently formed the Progress Society to help the area get back on its feet after adverse weather impacts, mouse plagues and losing its local store and fuel station. The grant funds supported an outdoor garden makeover including funding outdoor furniture for the one local store in town to provide locals with a space to gather and socialise. The funds also supported the local Burren Junction Touch Association to run their junior competition.

“Your extremely generous donation has resulted in our registration fees being the lowest in the State and we have purchased new footballs and ground markers. It also supported awards for our young players and a BBQ fundraiser for purchase of supplies,” Helen Smith from the Burren Junction Touch Association said.

“We really do appreciate ADAMA supporting our local community.” 

The Dalby and District Rugby Football Club, which has many members who are engaged in the local cotton sector and who contribute their own time and money to local charities, was thrilled with the ADAMA funding.

“The grant funding will go towards much-needed upgrades of our field markers and goal post pads, which will be a huge benefit to both the club and local community,” Phillip Kelly, Vice President of Dalby Rugby Club said.

At Moree, FlatTrack Youth Work focuses on upskilling disadvantaged youth through the region, allowing them to live a purposeful life, working in the local industries and participating in the community.

As part of the ADAMA and Nutrien Rewards USA Study Tour, double points are now offered on the following products in the ADAMA Cotton Range until end of February 2024; Promote Plus, Escalate & Escalate UltraMax.

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