While dairy farmers always have an eye on their environment, they are striving to improve the sustainable focus of their industry.
"It doesn't matter what role you play in society, it matters that everyone is trying to serve the future; one, for the environment, and two, for their families," Bemboka dairy farmer Brodie Game said.
"We are just as on board as everyone else to try and make a better and brighter future."
She was speaking for National Agriculture Day, created by the National Farmers Federation to celebrate the people and the communities behind the agriculture industry, which was marked on Friday.
Ms Game said Dairy Australia had released a set of commitments for the industry to assist its sustainability, which she and her husband Kevin had taken as the lead for how they operate on their farm.
"Water is a very big thing in this area, it's six weeks between a flood and a drought," she said.
She said they recycle all the water used in their dairy and use it as fertilizer on their paddocks.
Any waterways on their farm have been fenced off and planted with native trees to help prevent erosion and provide a home for wildlife.
Also, Ms Game said the industry as a whole has been working on the recycling of silage plastic, as the plastic was a "big problem".
"Currently it's just general waste, it ends up in landfill," she said.
She said the federal government had recently provided almost $1million in funding to the industry to work out a solution to the silage plastic issue.
Ms Game said a dairy farm being sustainable was important, because it was in the forefront of consumers' minds.
"We're on the farm but we're also consumers too, so I'm like any other mum who goes to buy dairy products for their kids," she said.
"Especially with branding on how and what is recyclable, I think that's very important for the industry to keep up with.
"That's playing a big role in the choices people make in the supermarket."
Ms Game said some people who did not understand how a dairy farm works did have a misconception that dairy farmers were not focused on the environment and sustainability.
"We lease our farm, so it's an asset we have to pay for each month, but without that land we've got no business so it is critical for us to maintain it," she said.
Ms Game said 2020 had been a "crazy year", through the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the summer bushfires.
"The last 12 months have really shown us what's important in life and I think that goes for everyone, whether you're a dairy farmer or not," she said.
"The positivity in the dairy industry at the moment is really great to see."