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How do you harvest your sunshine?

Introducing Ainsley McArthur, her husband Rob and their six children from the Central Queensland Coast. Their story is number 30 in my quest to feature 52 Farming stories in 52 weeks my way of celebrating the Australian Year of the Farmer.   Summary of our life on the land: Rob and I, along with our six children,…

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I have a dream….by Catherine Marriott

I have a dream……where producers and consumers have an equal passion, respect and understanding for food production in our country. Following my participation in the RIRDC Rural Women’s Award this year and the resultant formation of the company Influential Women, I now have a conduit to spread the amazing stories we have in agriculture. My…

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We put the food on your plate tonight by Kerry McKinnon

Introducing Raymond and Kerry McKinnon from Strathdownie in Western Victoria. Kerry’s story is number 27 in our quest to bring you 52 farming stories in 52 weeks as a part of our celebration of the Australian Year of the Farmer.   1. Summary of your family and farming enterprise My husband Raymond is a 4th generation sheep…

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Follow a farmer – Mae Connelly

Introducing Mae Connelly from Pingrup in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Mae’s Story is number 26 in my Farmer Blogs series, celebrating the Australian Year of the Farmer. Summary of your family and farming enterprise My husband Rohan has been working on his family’s grain and sheep farm at Pingrup for the last 10 years. His…

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Enjoy good food – it is the best medicine

  Summary of your family and farming enterprise We are organic apple growers at Kalangadoo in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. We own a very small orchard of about 12 acres and share farm another small orchard which has managed to support us and our four kids over the past 10 years.

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Farm life provides children a unique type of freedom…

Introducing Fleur and David Ferris. Fleur and her family farm on properties near Bunnaloo in Southern NSW.  Fleur’s story is number 20 in our quest to feature 52 farming stories in 52 weeks. Introduction My name is Fleur Ferris. I live on our 1000 acre irrigation farm in Bunnaloo, southern New South Wales, with my husband, David, and…

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Guest Blog: Liz Harfull

The name Liz Harfull is well known in media and country ciricles alike. She is an award-winning journalist and Churchill Fellow who grew up on a small farm near Mt Gambier which has been in the family since the early 1860s. She worked for several newspapers before spending twelve years with a leading national public relations…

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Food for thought, thought for food! by Elizabeth Brennan

Introducing Elizabeth Brennan. Elizabeth and her family farm on properties between Wongan Hills and Moora in the WA Wheatbelt.  Elizabeth’s story is number 19 in our quest to feature 52 farming stories in 52 weeks.   1.     Summary of your family and farming enterprise  I remember thinking as a young tacker the only thing I would change about…

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Drought is natural – our decisions create disaster…

Introducing Graham and Cathy Finlayson and their daughter Harriet who own and manage ‘Bokhara Plains’ at Brewarrina in NSW. Their story is Number 16 in our quest to feature 52 farming stories in 52 weeks.  1. Summary of your family and farming enterprise Bokhara Plains… is 7,200 Hectares of open plains country nestled between the Bokhara…

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Behind every great family meal is a Farmer! by Anna Redden

Introducing Anna Redden. Anna and her family, farm in the Somerton region of NSW. Stud summary – Triple A Angus Stud was established in 1997, by sisters Eliza, Anna and Emma Redden. Since this day through natural increase and guidance from our Stud Principles (Mum and Dad) we have watched the ladies grow in numbers.…

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Farming, the forgotten part of Australia

This is our 14th farming story in our commitment to share 52 stories in 52 weeks. Enjoy! 1. Summary of your family & farming enterprise I live on my parent’s dairy farm with my husband Phill and my newborn son Laurence in Northern Victoria at Katandra West which is 20 mins north of Shepparton.  My family have…

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The importance of community in a Big Sky country

Introducing Ross and Robyn Lane from the central wheatbelt of WA. 1.  Summary of family and farming enterprise. Our family farming business consists of Ross and Robyn Lane and our three sons Colin, David and Matthew.  At the moment our oldest son Colin is working full time in our farming business and the other two…

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