Today on The Country we chat to Jane Muir from DairyNZ who is encouraging farmers to get involved in Farm Worker Appreciation Day on Monday.

On with the show:

Lisa Murray:

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Tim Myers and Kevin 'Smiley' Barrett:

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Jane Muir:

DairyNZ's people team manager says Farm Worker Appreciation Day is Monday, 6 August. DairyNZ is calling on farmers to appreciate their employees as positive, productive employees are at the heart of any successful business, says Muir.

Listen below:

Chris Russell:

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Barry Soper:

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Grant Nisbett:

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