Life is hard on the land at the moment.
Inside the Salvation Army tent at AgQuip 2019, farmers found rural chaplains Brenda Stace, Rusty and Di Lawson - and a listening ear.
In just a few days, Mr Lawson saw more than 100 people walk through the door.
He had innumerable conversations, mostly with men, mostly through tears.
"These are the most resilient people I have ever seen," he said.
"The Australian farmer, grazier, you hear their stories and they are still smiling."
The Salvation Army tent was part of the Rural Relief Precinct - a new and permanent fixture of the three-day agricultural event near Gunnedah.
It was a place where farmers, graziers and people looking for a place to rest their legs could park up for a cuppa and a chat.
As rural chaplains, the Lawsons and Mrs Stace travel the north-west region to visit farmers at their properties and check in.
The longer the drought wears on, the more mental health has become a concern, Mr Lawson said.
"Sometimes they are at their wits' end," he said.
"The fact that you drive down the driveway could be the difference between the bullet leaving the barrel and the bullet staying in the chamber."
Every person who entered the tent came with their own set of individual needs and circumstances.
And it was a privilege to hear their stories, Mrs Stace said.
"We're not trained counsellors, we are chaplains," she said.
"Our main concern is their spiritual, mental and emotional health."
Financial issues were one of the topics that came up repeatedly with those visiting the tent.
When the farm isn't making money, the bills are still coming in.
The price of feed and grain continued to rise with demand, Ms Stace said, but there was still an overwhelming sense of hope.
The Rural Relief Precinct of AgQuip hosted the Men's Health Educational Rural Van, Centacare, Outback Alternative Training, Woolworths, Variety, Royal Far West, Little Angels and Old McDonald's Farm.
If you or someone you know needs help, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.