Hundreds of Israeli farmers participated in the inauguration ceremony of the Knesset Agriculture Lobby Monday.
Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said, "The Ministry has much relevance to Israeli agriculture, and instructions for extra funding to be allocated for your valuable efforts have been issued. Farmers, you set the borders of Israel. Where we mark the border, we rely on you to cultivate the land."
Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir added, "I really want to point out how important it is to inculcate the value of Israeli agriculture to the younger generation. Most farmers are middle aged and up; let's welcome and encourage a trend of popular farming for Israeli ideologically-motivated youth, as a real vocational option."