Life through a farmer’s lens

Butch Walker

ALEC ‘Butch’ Walker’s family grazing property is 960km from Brisbane and it takes six hours to drive the perimeter of the 22,250ha farm. The organic beef property that’s been in the Walker family since 1959, is 35km from the remote QLD town of Blackall and by most people’s standards it’s isolated. The crippling drought has meant a tough few years for Butch, his mum Peta and … [Read more...]

Sherrill’s breaking down barriers

Sherrill Stilvano

Sherrill Stivano was raised on a cattle property north of Roma. Agriculture is in her blood and it’s an industry she knows and understands intimately. But while Australian farmers are good at producing healthy, safe food for the nation, Sherrill realised they weren’t so good at communicating what they did and how they did it. In fact their communication skills with the … [Read more...]

Rice just as sweet for cane farmers

Sebastian Vasta

When you've been farming a certain crop in a certain way for as long as you can remember, the temptation is to stick with what you know. But like most things in life, nothing in farming stays the same and if farmers are to survive in an increasingly competitive market place they have to consider new crops and new ways of farming. Farming smarter, not harder is the motto … [Read more...]

Linton’s midlife crisis good news for Uganda

Omer Farming Company

Linton Brimblecombe jokes that most men his age celebrate mid-life with a new motorbike. This Gatton vegetable farmer marked his 47th year with a move to Uganda, where he is leading a community-farming venture, The Omer Farming Company. Linton and his son Mitchell left for Africa in January and have made quick work of preparing the ground and planting the first crop. Wife … [Read more...]

Young farmers forging their own path

Carl Young and Aimee Young_Young Farmers

When Aimee Young’s mum urged her to sell the last cow she was keeping on the family farm, she had no idea the business venture that would follow. “I’d moved to Brisbane seven years before and had one cow left on mum’s property,” explains Aimee. “She’d been nagging me to get rid of it.” Aimee took the cow to the sales but the prices were so bad she decided it made more sense … [Read more...]