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Generation Ag

By Generation Ag Australia
Generation Ag is the podcast for anyone interested in life working in primary industries. From beef to berries, agvocacy to Australian politics, if it affects the next generation, we're going to talk about it!
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Zach Whale: Policy, Advocacy, and Parenthood
Zach Whale (T @zachwhale) manages Grain Growers’ policy and advocacy efforts working to ensure the right policy settings for Australia’s grain growers. Previously, Zach has worked for the Department of Agriculture and most recently was the Grains Policy Director at AgForce Queensland Farmers. He has qualifications in International Relations and Public Policy and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Zach is from Merriwa in rural New South Wales, where his family remains involved in agriculture. *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
56:48
May 2, 2021
Crawford Fund Series: Zoie Jones
Zoie Jones (T: @zoie_jones) started her journalism career at the ABC’s Triple J in Melbourne. Little did she know that her career path would lead her to villages in Darfur, the desert border crossing between Egypt and Sudan, Nepal after the 2015 earthquake, Rome and many places in between. These days, Zoie works in communications for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The FAO works in many countries around the world to end poverty, eradicate hunger and malnutrition, and increase sustainable agricultural production, leaving no one behind. This episode is a part of the Crawford Fund Podcast Series by Generation Ag. This series celebrates the NextGen with their boots on the ground in Ag for Development. Thank you to the Crawford Fund for working with us on this series. Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
31:54
April 29, 2021
Luke De Laeter: Luke's Bees
Luke De Laeter (I: @Buzz_ed_Australia) is a qualified beekeeper who is sharing his passion of bees and biodiversity. In 2020, he was lucky enough to win the Beazley Medal VET and the Australian Meeting of Young Beekeepers. Luke's goal is to share his knowledge and inspire others - he believes that bee education is essential for understanding the important link between bees and our sustainable future. He wants to encourage the next generation to consider beekeeping as a career pathway. His bee obsession began when he was given a small hive for his 14th birthday. With an oversupply of honey, and requests to speak to children about his passion, he set up his business, Luke’s Bees. This allowed him to sell honey and present “Bee Incursions” to schools, festivals and community groups. Over the last four years, he has shared his passion in over 100 locations to more than 10,000 children, teenagers and adults. In 2021, he relaunched his business as Buzz Ed Australia to include an online incursion program. *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
45:21
April 25, 2021
Camilla Herbig: RAMHP and Tractor Snacks
Camilla Herbig (I: @tractorsnacks) hails from Collie in central western NSW, and is the founder of Tractor Snacks – an Instagram page sharing meal ideas for busy times on farm. As a daughter and wife of farmers, volunteer on multiple community organisations, lover of agricultural shows, and rural social worker in the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program, Camilla is passionate about reducing the impact of mental illness and highlighting the strength of rural communities through adverse and flourishing seasons. *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
35:46
April 18, 2021
Guillaume Jourdain: Bilberry
Guillaume Jourdain (e: guillaume@bilberry.io) is the co-founder and CEO of Bilberry (W: bilberry.io), a French startup that develops Green on Green camera systems to spray herbicides only on the weeds. Born and raised in Paris, trained as an engineer, he was eager to create a company that would help tackle important issues while using state of the art technology. It happened to be agriculture and artificial intelligence. Bilberry was created in 2016 and develops embedded cameras, fitted on sprayers, that spray only where it is needed. The company is now leading the Green on Green revolution, with 30+ patents, sprayers equipped in 7 countries and a new office in Perth (actively hiring!). Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
41:31
April 11, 2021
Ben Cavanagh: Northern Cropping
Ben Cavanagh (IG: @ben_cavanagh_) grew up on a broadacre cropping and livestock property just South of Perth in Quindanning, W.A. After heading to Bunbury for Highschool, he went to Perth and studied Agribusiness at Curtin University. A couple of days after graduating in 2019, Ben left for the North taking a job as a Farm and Irrigation Supervisor at Pardoo Station with a focus on Cattle Fodder Production under Pivot Irrigation. After a very unpredictable year with COVID, Ben made the decision to move further north where he is currently working out of Kununurra, 15 km’s from the Northern Territory Border working for Kimberley Agricultural Investment as an Operations Supervisor. The property focuses on Cotton and Corn production with flood irrigation. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
31:49
April 4, 2021
Big Farmer Andy
Andy (I: @big_farmer_andy) is a third generation dairy farmer, with dairy farming roots dating back centuries in Holland and Aus. He starting using TikTok to bridge the divide between city and rural people, with the intention of teaching the curious and correcting those who spread misinformation! Over the past two years, Andy has accumulated a following of 200k people and he doesn't back down from challenging those with opposing views in his unique, humorous way. His aim in life is to ensure that any situation he finds himself in is better off than he found it once he leaves. To make sure those around him are okay, and to speak with people to help them learn. He loves his cows, his dogs and his cat! He's a family man who is generous with his time.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
34:40
March 28, 2021
Crawford Fund Series: Anneliese Austin
Anneliese Austin is an environmental science graduate from Southern Cross University who is currently working with Bees for Sustainable Livelihoods, conducting her PhD research on gender equity in beekeeping in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Fiji. She was motivated to pursue a career in agricultural research for development after being offered an opportunity as an undergraduate student to be a part of an ongoing Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project. This ongoing project aims to support rural smallholder beekeepers, government, and development agencies to create more sustainable, equitable, productive, and profitable Pacific honey bee industries. Her main advice to anyone who wants to be involved in agricultural research for development is “Go for it! Take every opportunity you can and try to surround yourself with like-minded people who share your passion.” This episode is a part of the Crawford Fund Podcast Series by Generation Ag. This series celebrates the NextGen with their boots on the ground in Ag for Development. Thank you to the Crawford Fund for working with us on this series. Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
34:34
March 24, 2021
Josie Clarke: Ability Agriculture
Originally from Kempsey, NSW, Josie Clarke (I: @Ability_Agriculture) works in crop research, her Dad been in a wheelchair since sheI was 5 years old. She noticed there isn’t particularly a voice in agriculture for those with disabilities. She’d been chatting to her dad about how there wasn’t really a platform for people who are involved in the agricultural industry that have a disability to share information. And that's what she aims to do with Ability Agriculture. An online group to share stories and create a community for not only rural Australians that have a disability (physical, intellectual etc) but also carers, family members, health professionals, agribusinesses or anyone with an innovation making Agriculture more accessible for those with a disability. She is looking forward to shining a light on some inspiring Aussies and giving a voice to those with a disability that want to create a more inclusive agricultural industry. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
31:26
March 21, 2021
Farmer Tom UK
Having spent 10 years working in the film industry, Tom Martin (F: @FarmerTomUK) returned home to the family farm, a regereative, predominantly arable holding in Cambridgeshire focusing on wheat, OSR, barley, and beans, as well as fattening sheep on grass. Tom has a passion for farming, and especially in sharing what happens ‘behind the farm gate’, which has led him to become involved in the CLA, NFU, and LEAF, as well as writing monthly in local publications and hosting a well-supported presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as ‘Farmer Tom’. Tom is a confident speaker, addressing groups such as Young Farmer Clubs, livestock societies, community organisations, and groups across the globe. In 2016 Tom launched the successful #FarmerTime initiative linking farmers to classes for regular video calls, and the project now has c.600 farmers in the UK connecting classes representing c.18,000 children with food, farming, and rural life. The project also operates in Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Australia, and is piloting in USA. Life outside farming sees a range of passions including counselling, church, a recently established orchard, and exploring the British Isles with his wife, Lisa. https://farmertime.com.au/  https://farmertime.com.au/shootbettervideo Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
57:47
March 14, 2021
Alexander Chuck: Pharm Robotics
Alexander Chuck (I: @alikachuck), a Chapman University graduate, is cofounder and chief financial officer of Pharm Robotics, a startup that's developing a $300,000 robot to handle injections for the dairy industry. His cofounder is a long-time dairy farmer. The company's system, called Sureshot, automates the shot-delivery process for cows to achieve 100% accuracy with injections of both vaccines and reproductive hormones. That automation, Chuck believes, will increase herd performance and decrease labor costs. Pharm Robotics plans to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign this winter in partnership with Dairy Farmers of America in hopes of selling its first units in 2021. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
34:33
March 7, 2021
Jen Hartmann: John Deere Global
Jen Hartmann (T: @jenalyson) is responsible for protecting and improving John Deere’s reputation by leading an enterprise social media and public relations strategy for Deere. Jen has over 25 years of experience in public relations, communications, and marketing. 11 of those years have been with John Deere. Her roles at Deere have included serving as the Public Relations Specialist and Communications Manager at Harvester Works; serving as a Marketing Communications Manager for compact construction equipment; and most recently serving as the Social Media Manager for the enterprise. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
54:46
February 28, 2021
Crawford Fund Series: Kayla Lochner
Kayla is passionate about food systems and agrarian livelihoods, with a particular focus on the dynamics of how food is produced and consumed in different context. Drawing on an anthropological background, she is interested in people and community experiences. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology/Anthropology) and a Masters of Development Studies (with Excellence) where she completed research into Fairtrade coffee co-operatives in Indonesia. She currently works at the Institute for Global Development at the University of NSW. She is currently working on research to understand what sustainable and just food systems could look like in the future. This episode is a part of the Crawford Fund Podcast Series by Generation Ag. This series celebrates the NextGen with their boots on the ground in Ag for Development. Thank you to the Crawford Fund for working with us on this series.  Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
45:02
February 25, 2021
Jessica Wallace: Advocacy and a Voice
Originating from rural Victoria, Jessica Wallace (T: WAFarmersGrains) has a diverse background working across multiple industries including media, public relations and publications, financial services, and Australian agriculture. A dedicated and proud advocate for all things Ag related, Jess devotes her time to agricultural policy formation, representing farmers and industry issues through strategic policy formation beginning from the grassroots, and liaising across all levels of government, and with multiple industry stakeholders. Starting with WAFarmers in 2018, she is the Executive Manager of Policy, Advocacy and Engagement, holding the grains and livestock policy portfolios, as well as managing media, communications and events for the organisation.
31:07
February 21, 2021
Jock Barnett: Sustainability and Profitability
As a third generation farmer on their family property, Jock Barnett's (I: @j_c_barnett) biggest focus is creating a profitable and sustainable farming operation for the future. With Climate Change and social license threatening to change the way that we farm, he is keen to find solutions to being profitable and sustainable at the same time! After graduating uni with a bachelor of Economics, Jock worked in the beef industry for several years before returning to the family farm, where they have a mixture of cropping and beef cattle. After managing to survive the last few years of drought, his next frontiers will involve negotiating a succession plan for their business and improving soil health to (hopefully) improve their productivity. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
47:04
February 14, 2021
Jordan Sprigg: Metal Artist
Jordan Sprigg is based in country Western Australia. Sprigg uses recycled metals found from retired machinery, scrap heaps and clearance sales. Some of the pieces found date over 100 years old and were used by the earliest settlers of Western Australia. The objects he produces range from dragonflies, owls and seahorses, to larger scale sharks, eagles and even horses. The scrap iron sculptures are purposely left in their rusted state to highlight the age of the metal and the history of each piece. From springs, gears, bearings and nuts to bolts, shovels, pliers and saws, the list is endless as to what the artist makes use of in his work.  Understanding and appreciation of these timeworn parts of a past life allows space for creation of a new life in their current composition. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
37:52
February 7, 2021
Lach McClymont: Outback Ringer
Lach McClymont (I: @lach_mcclymont_88) is a stockman working on a station in the Kimberley  Over the last 10 year he has been working in the beef Industry as a ringer, contractor and bull catcher, Some of you might know him from ABC’s show Outback Ringer, where Lach took a camera behind the scenes to show viewers exactly what it is like to be in the tough top end country. 
41:50
January 31, 2021
Alex Thomas: The Health and Safety Hangover
Inspired by her experiences as a part-time carer for her disabled father as a result of his life’s work in agriculture, Alex Thomas (IG: @plantaseedforsafety) is the Founder of the globally acclaimed #PlantASeedForSafety Project and is a fierce advocate for the health, safety and wellbeing of those in rural industries and communities. With over 14 years’ experience in work health and safety, Alex was a regional winner in the 2020 Syngenta Growth Awards, a finalist in the 2020 Weekly Times Shine Awards, was the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Woman of the Year (South Australia) and the winner of the 2018 SafeWork SA Augusta Zadow Award, amongst many others. The proud Director and Principal Consultant of her own consulting business, Alex’s core objective is to help her clients re-calibrate the value proposition of work health and safety from ‘box-ticking’ to empowering people, reducing risk, and ultimately preventing people from getting hurt. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
33:11
January 24, 2021
Ellie Bigwood: Wool and World Travels
There are few things that Ellie Bigwood (IG: @ellie_bigwood) is more passionate about than wool. She grew up surrounded by wool on a sheep and cropping farm near Frankland River in Western Australia, but it wasn’t until she’d studied Animal Science at Murdoch University that she knew a career with Australian livestock was on the cards. At 21 years old, she landed a dream opportunity in the wool industry with Australian Wool Innovation, which took her across Australia, and across the world working in the name of wool. Nearly 3 years on, and having just relocated back to Western Australia, she works to educate woolgrowers, stakeholders, the greater industry and often the general public about what’s happening along the wool supply chain, and most importantly, why wool is the best fibre of all. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
55:34
January 17, 2021
Kim Byrnes: Drought and Taking the Driving Seat
**Last episode for 2020 // We'll be back on Jan 18** Kim Byrnes (I: @kim.byrnes) is a 26 year old Operations Manager of her parents farm 15,000 acre farm based 100kms south west of Moree, New South Wales. She is the eldest of 4 girls. Her family owns a mixed farm enterprise including broad-acre, irrigation and small amount of beef cattle. Kim has been back on the farm full time for 7 years. She studied agribusiness at Marcus Oldham in 2016. This is the first year they have put in a crop since 2017, due to the Drought. This year, Kim has also been selected to take part in the Cotton Growers Leadership program. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
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December 20, 2020
Cameron Stone: Cherries and Choices
Cameron Stone (LkIn: Cameron Stone) moved to Hobart 2 years ago to follow his partner who had relocated for work. An opportunity came up to complete a PhD at the University of Tasmania focusing on protected cropping in cherries. Prior to moving to the Apple Isle, Cameron was an agronomist in the Yarra Valley for a few years working with a range of growers from orchardists, vineyard managers, vegetable producers and cut flower farmers. He completed the majority of his tertiary education at the University of Melbourne (Bachelor in Environmental Science, Masters in Ag Science) as well as a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary school teaching) at La Trobe University. He found my way into the Ag/Hort industry after 18 months living overseas teaching in London. When Cameron returned, he enrolled in the Ag Science masters degree. There has always been a connection to the industry through his dad who has worked in research and development for a major agricultural company for over 45 years.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
35:19
December 13, 2020
Steven of Piacun Farm
23 year old Steven Piacun (I: @piacunfarm_) is a Horticulture Farmer based out of Albany WA. Having grown up in the region on a livestock property, he has been exposed to a variety of different agricultural industries. He is passionate about Regenerative agriculture and good food. Having studied at Denmark Agricultural College he was exposed to a variety of different aspects to ag, completing a certificate in Wool classing and Sustainable Agriculture. Steven is passionate about the future of locally grown produce and direct to consumer. They farm Honey, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, REAL Free Range Eggs, Orchard Range Duck Eggs. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
37:23
December 6, 2020
Elle Moyle: The Vet with Many Hats
At 27, Elle Moyle (I: @elsey_park_farm) bought her first property (and then learnt how to farm). She spent two years renovating a very rundown property while managing 1000 composite ewes and 50 Angus cattle. She graduated as a vet school in   2014 and has worked overseas in the Middle East and USA, and in Australia in private practice throughout South Australia and Northern Queensland. She currently works for the Department of Agriculture Victoria as a District Veterinarian which involves work with local livestock disease, traceability, welfare and emergency response. While running the farm and working full time as a vet, she is also involved in the family business, Pathfinder Angus Cattle Stud, which sells over 600 bulls annually across Australia. She was also named 2020 Australian Cattle Council Victorian Rising Champion and shortlisted for the 2020 Zanda McDonald Award and shortlisted for the 2020 Nuffield Scholarship. **JOIN US AT OUR END OF YEAR EVENT** Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
36:05
November 29, 2020
David Egerton-Warburton: Agrimaster
David Egerton-Warburton (T: @dewmg) is the CEO of Mastergroup who are better known for their very popular agricultural financial software, Agrimaster. David is a 6th generation farmer and a 2nd generation software developer. He graduated from Muresk Institute for Agriculture with a Bachelor of Business in Agriculture before spending the next 8 years managing the family farm business. In 2000 David, his wife Natalie and his father Kent formed the specialist software company Agrimaster. David’s mission with Agrimaster is to empower farmers to be successful farm businesses whilst meeting the food needs of the planet. His career today poses a unique challenge; navigating the evolution of a 39-year-old software to remain accessible to rural farm businesses with poor to no internet whilst catering for the demand of online, tech savvy users. **JOIN US AT OUR END OF YEAR EVENT** Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
50:21
November 22, 2020
RRR Network Episode 12: Kendall Galbraith
Kendall Galbraith (T: @Kendall_GALB) comes from an international and political research background from both Curtin and Edith Cowan University. Her research was dedicated to countering violent extremism and politics in the social media era. Kendall has an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Curtin and is currently studying her Masters in National Security and Counter Terrorism from CSU where she was included on the Executive Dean’s List for 2017. Kendall has regularly published articles with the Australian Institute for International Affairs and is also a Senior Organiser for the Labor Party where her efforts focus on the political empowerment of Western Australian women. Kendall lives in the south-west with her husband and two young boys. Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au Come join the Facebook community! *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
55:03
November 20, 2020
Emma Moss: Life on a Station
Emma Moss (I: @life_on_a_station) grew up on a small farm near Pittsworth. She went to The Glennie School in Toowoomba where she graduated in 2015. In March 2016, her mother Sarah, and a very apprehensive Emma commenced the 5500km journey to Nerrima Station in the Kimberley, Western Australia. There, Emma worked as a jillaroo – mustering, fencing, yard work, maintenance etc. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the Kimberley. To try and capture the beauty around her, early in the year she bought a second-hand camera from the cook. In September 2016 she made her Instagram, Life On A Station, which now has over 14.5k followers. Her Instagram has led to an ABC InvisFarmer blog, Rural Weekly and other newspaper articles, a Graziher magazine story and a Landline feature in early 2018. She is now a student at the University of Queensland, Gatton studying a Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture. Studying externally and based in Broome. **JOIN US AT OUR END OF YEAR EVENT** Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
36:53
November 15, 2020
Phil Larwill: Provenir
Phil Larwill (I: @provenirmeat) is a veterinarian, with 30 years experience in livestock and domestic animal medicine and surgery across Australia and the globe, predominantly in Victoria. He co-owned an innovative vet practice in central Victoria, utilising the full spectrum of orthodox and complementary treatment modalities.  Seeing the need for better animal welfare and better access for livestock producers to processing, Phil and his wife began researching mobile abattoirs in 2011. He and five co-founders incorporated our business in 2017 and, in June 2019, established the first mobile abattoir service for cattle producers in Australia. **JOIN US AT OUR END OF YEAR EVENT** Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
53:34
November 8, 2020
Charleton Glenn: Raising the profile of rice
Charleton Glenn (I: @charleton.glenn) grew up on a farm in the southern Riverina of NSW on a mixed cropping farm with Rice, sheep and mixed cereals. Having been in the rice industry her whole life, she wasn’t sure agriculture was the industry for her. But, before she new it she was at the University of Melbourne studying a Bachelor of Ag, before going on to study a Masters in Communications through Charles Sturt. Currently, Charleton is a Rice Extension Officer 3 days week and a Productivity and Industry Affairs Policy Manager at the Rice Growers’ Association 2 days a week. She is also a founding member of young farmers group, Young Country Networkers. They run events for farmers and ag professionals in Rural NSW. **JOIN US AT OUR END OF YEAR EVENT** Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
38:15
November 1, 2020
RRR Network Episode 11: Tress Walmsley
Tress Walmsley (T: @TressWalmsley) was appointed as the InterGrain CEO in August 2012. Having joined the business at inception, Tress has played an integral role in governance, developing operating systems and building the company’s commercial platform. Tress has over 15 years of agribusiness experience, along the way gaining a wealth of knowledge in commercial plant breeding operations with a strong understanding of the technical drivers required for success in the grains industry. Prior to working for InterGrain, Tress spent over ten years with DAFWA in a variety of roles including grains commercialisation officer and TOPCROP State Coordinator. Tress is a member of Barley Australia, Wheat Classification Council and the Grains Industry Association WA wheat committee. In 2015, Tress was the RIRDC Western Australian Rural Woman. Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au Come join the Facebook community! *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
44:60
October 29, 2020
Blake McFarlane: Blake's Chooks and Eggs
Blake McFarlane (I: @blakeschooksandeggs), 14 of Forest Hill started Blake’s Chooks and Eggs in 2017 as a hobby. In 2019, it became an ethical, sustainable, free-ranging egg farm, with show breeding and winning stock. Blake provides over 200 dozen of eggs to the Great Southern and uses social media to make poultry farming fun and educational. He held his first open day to the Plantagenet Probus Group and explained what he does when it comes to preparing and showing his chooks. Although dyslexic, Blake learns from doing and being mentored. He is about to be in the Little Entrepreneurs section of a book called Little Farmers by Kim Storey. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
29:20
October 25, 2020
James Culleton: A Career Move
James Culleton (I: @james_culleton) grew up on a Farm just outside of Williams in Western Australia. After attending boarding school in Perth and not really having a clear direction James started his livestock industry career as a trainee at age 19. In his 12-month traineeship Mr Culleton saw all sides of the company's livestock business - both commercial and stud stock, in locations such as Broome, Bunbury, Katanning and Albany and it was during the latter part of his traineeship that he started auctioneering. Since finishing his traineeship Mr Culleton has been based at Corrigin for three and half years and last month he moved to Gnowangerup, taking up a new position covering the Gnowangerup, Ongerup and Borden areas. He is the first representative from WA in six years to be invited to the Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association (ALPA) National Young Auctioneers Competition at Sydney Royal Easter Show. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
37:30
October 18, 2020
RRR Network Episode 10: Caroline Robinson
Caroline Robinson is an advocate for rural communities and the businesses, leaders and organisations within them. She is solutions focused, a creative strategic and broad thinker, bringing networks, services and information that will benefit rural communities and help them to grow. Based on her family farm in the eastern Wheatbelt, Caroline founded the Wheatbelt Business Network which has since grown into a regional business association with impact. Caroline has skills in group facilitation and also holds an Australian Institute of Company Directors qualification. She has held board positions on State Government and current positions include the Secretary /Treasurer of the Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry WA and Bendigo Bank Bruce Rock. Caroline was AgriFutures National and Western Australian Rural Woman of the Year in 2011 and is a passionate advocate for rural Australia. Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series. Other mentions in this episode: Rural Womens Day Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au Come join the Facebook community! *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
43:47
October 11, 2020
Calum Watt: Barley 2.0
Calum Watt (T: @Calumwatt12) grew up on a small hobby farm in Harvey, in the southwest of Western Australia. From a young age he developed a passion for plants and agriculture, but it was not until a stint at university that he developed his third passion; genetics. His passion for genetics, plants and agriculture has since seen him complete almost three university degrees combining them all. Currently in the final stages of his Ph.D., Calum is looking forward to combining genetics research and crop breeding to improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Australian crop production. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
46:05
October 4, 2020
Tori Kopke: Rural Business and Big Ideas Rural
Tori Kopke (I: @tori.kopke) is a wife, mother, Texan transplant, and small business coach based on the family farm in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia. With over 15 years of experience is small business, with half of those in the bush, she understands the everyday challenges rural businesses face. She is passionate about working one on one with her coaching clients. Known as the Rural Business Coach, she works with women in business across rural Australia. Knowing first hand how important accountability and support is for a solopreneur, she loves cheerleading and championing the causes of rural women in business. Tori has gone on to found an incredible community called Big Ideas Rural, which is centred around education and connection, so that any woman in business can network and upskill no matter their location. Big Ideas Rural features monthly masterclasses and coffee catch ups along with a vibrant Facebook community and weekly Instagram takeovers. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
31:39
September 28, 2020
Lachlan Hunter: Turning up and getting involved
Lachlan Hunter (T: @lachlanhunter) hails from a mixed cropping and livestock farm near Bruce Rock in Western Australia’s Central Wheatbelt region. He has extensive experience within politics and government having worked as a Senior Policy Adviser for a number of State and Commonwealth government Ministers. Lachie studied a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a major in Political Science and International relations at The University of Western Australia. He has also worked in the private sector within the agricultural industry holding mid-tier management roles. Lachie has a long history of volunteering within agriculture, community and mental health organisations. He is passionate about the future development of Regional and Rural Australia particularly in education, agriculture and technology. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
32:39
September 20, 2020
Callum Wesley: Asking questions
Callum Wesley (I: @callum_wesley, T: @callum_wesley) is an innovative farmer, agricultural inventor and rural role model. Callum is currently running his own contracting business along with co-managing his 8,000 hectares with his father and uncle where he has plans to continue to grow and innovate. He always knew Agriculture was his passion but after several years of drought, questioned if going back to the farm would be viable for him. Callum invented what is called the Wesley Wheel that aims to harvest moisture from inter-row furrows. Callum has an open gate policy and is always willing to trial new things that might help their farming business further including his current trial of long colioptile wheat which is proving very successful. Callum was also a member of the Western Australian AgConnect Committee, as well as being the 2014 Rural Ambassador of WA and an Innovation Generation Young Leader. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
32:22
September 13, 2020
RRR Network Episode 9: Danielle England
Danielle England (T: @EnglandDanielle) is a recognised leader within Australian agriculture based in the South East of South Australia. She works closely with grower groups, research organisations, private advisors and farm businesses to deliver programs that optimise farm profitability and productivity. Danielle has been listed in the Emerald 2014 100 Women in Australian Agribusiness, and was the 2013 Western Australian RIRDC Rural Woman of the Year. Both of these awards recognise her outstanding leadership and passion for the Australian agricultural industry. Danielle has managed multiple mixed-farming research and development programs, including Grain and Graze 3, in WA for Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) in cooperation with the Facey Group. Danielle studied her Bachelor of Agribusiness Marketing (Curtin University) at the Muresk Campus, and has a Graduate Certificate in Rural Systems Management (Queensland University, Gatton Campus), as well as a Diploma in Project Management and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series. Other mentions in this episode: Talia Ellis and The Birdsville Hotel Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au Come join the Facebook community! *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
49:53
September 10, 2020
Rebecca Barry: COVID and Crossing the Border
Rebecca Barry (I: @raisingourkidsontheland) is a farmer, running a livestock operation with her partner Matt at Apsley, Western Victoria. She's a Mum of two kids, Oliver (3) and Charlotte (1). They're in a unique position of having two farms that are 500km apart: their grazing property at Apsley and Matt’s 4th generation broadacre cropping family farm at Port Broughton, SA on the Northern Yorke Peninsula. They split their time between the two farms, and love being able to raise their kids on the land. They’re passionate about the Ag industry, its people and what we produce. They’ve been affected by South Australia’s hard border closure, particularly after their Cross Border Permit was cancelled just before they commenced shearing, splitting their family in two and making them decide which farm they could be based at.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
38:51
August 30, 2020
RRR Network Episode 8: Tanya Dupagne
Tanya Dupagne (T: @campkulin) has spent the past 15 years running camp and youth activity programs for at risk children in Australia, America, South Africa and Vietnam. She is one of the leaders in her field, and her programs have been recognised at State, National and International level. Tanya has worked with over 130,000 children across the world. She is the founder of the Dance 4 Africa and Kwinana Children’s Choir programs, developed the Koorliny Arts Centre Boys & Girls Clubs, and in 2009, became the youngest female Councillor ever elected to the City of Kwinana Council. She was GM/CEO of charity Global Good Foundation for 2 years, leading large scale program expansion. She has travelled to 24 countries, and attends numerous events as a motivational/keynote speaker. https://tanyadupagne.com/ Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series. Other mentions in this episode: Dunsborough Bush Fire Brigade and Brielle Hunt Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au Come join the Facebook community! *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
52:51
August 26, 2020
Mary O'Brien: Are you bogged mate?
Mary O’Brien (T: @spraydriftgirl) is a passionate advocate for agriculture. Being raised on the land, she understands the diverse challenges faced by the rural sector.  Since 1992, Mary has lived in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, where she has gained an in-depth knowledge of the local farming systems and built extensive networks throughout the Australian agricultural sector. After spending her whole life working in rural and remote Australia, Mary knows country blokes. She’s worked with them, for them, and beside them and mostly importantly she knows how to talk to them. This unique perspective inspired the launch of Are you bogged mate? which is aimed help connect country men with support services and breakdown the stigma associated with seeking help. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
38:47
August 23, 2020
Peter Vallance: The Mallee Boy
Peter Vallance (TT: @malleeboy3490) is a farmer living on a 24,000 acre property in the north west corner of Victoria in the Mallee region. As of today Peter has 380,000 TikTok followers, and 5.6Million likes. Peter is one of the most humble guests, after completing a traineeship at Highschool he returned to the farm to start taking over. Peter has become an advocate for Agriculture now appearing on A current Affair and being tabled an International Social Media Star. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
34:49
August 16, 2020
RRR Network Episode 7: Jackie Jarvis
The daughter of UK & Irish immigrants Jackie Jarvis (T: @Jarvis_Jackie) (nee Mullins) grew up in in the northern Perth suburb of Wanneroo, where she spent her teenage years working on the vegetable growing “market gardens” during her school holidays. After declaring to her family, that she would “never work in agriculture again” Jackie started her career in the finance industry where she met her husband Matt while they were both working in the South West. The couple relocated back to Perth, both got jobs on St George’s Tce, bought a house in the city with no plans to ever leave. Matt called her in 1996 saying he had been offered a work transfer to Margaret River and Jackie agreed she would go for 2 years. By 1998 the couple had sold their Perth home, had their first baby, planted a vineyard; and Jackie declared she would never return to Perth. Jackie returned to off-farm work when Ashlee started school and built new career in as an expert in Workforce Development for the Agricultural sector. Her work in the area of attracting resettled refugees to work in agriculture saw her named as the 2014 WA Rural Woman of the Year and National Runner-Up. More recently Jackie has served as a Principal Policy Adviser to the on. Alannah MacTiernan MLC Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture & Food. In November 2017 she took up the role of CEO of the Rural, Regional, Remote Woman’s Network of WA Inc. A role that allowed her to work from home on vineyard, albeit with regular long-distance trips. And even though she’s not full time in the farm business anymore, Jackie can often be found working in the Jarvis Estate Cellar Door on weekends. She has a love of audio books, generally listened to while driving up and down the Forrest Highway. Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series. Other mentions in this episode: Toapin Rise Farm Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au Come join the Facebook community! *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
01:09:15
August 12, 2020
Michaela Hendry: The power of your network and saying "yes"
Michaela Hendry (T: @MichaelaHendry, I: @michaela_hendry) is a 22 year old young woman on an agricultural mission. She grew up in the small Western Australian farming area of Pingaring, roughly 350kms from Perth. At the age of 12, her parents sold the family farm and moved to the seaside town of Albany where Michaela never really felt settled. She ended up completing her schooling years at a Western Australian College of Agriculture campus before going on to recently complete her Bachelor of Agribusiness at Curtin University.  Michaela's ethos of "just have a crack" has brought her a diverse mix of opportunities and experiences in the ag sector including being a committee member for AgConnect, which lead to a role on the WAFarmers Grains Council, she was an Administrator in the Department of Premier and Cabinet for the Minister for Agriculture and Food, followed by a Project Officer for the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. But the call of the bush was strong, and these days you'll find Michaela working on her uncle's farm on the Wheatbelt, earning her stripes before pursuing a career as an agronomist.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
35:05
August 9, 2020
Bennet Forrester and Demi Robinson: Catel
Bennet Forrester, born and raised in the Kimberly region of Western Australia and Demi Robinson from Cobar in Far Western NSW now living in Perth WA together with their team Mark & Bec Sadler and Harry Patel are leading the market with their company, Catel (I: @c.a.t.el). This Agri FinTech start-up are creating an online agriculture investment market connecting responsible farmers with responsible investors. The team at Catel are striving to make a shift in paradigm and expand the market for rural equity finance and investing. https://catel.com.au/ Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
33:02
August 2, 2020
RRR Network Episode 6: Lauren Bell
Lauren Bell’s (Fb: Waste Not Food Recycling) journey from Sydney-sider, to station hand to fly-farmer, helps demonstrate that inexperience is no barrier   to a rural experience. Also, that there is a diverse range of opportunities for women to contribute to the future of farming in Australia. After completing university in Sydney, a short-term job contract in Darwin launched Lauren into a life based in northern   Australia, and eventually a career in beef cattle agriculture on remote stations spanning across northern QLD, NT and WA. Working in agriculture Lauren developed a passion to partake in the challenge of sustainably feeding a growing global   population. It was to this sentiment that Black Soldier Fly (BSF) farming appealed. BSF farming replicates natures own nutrient recycling process, using insects to upcycle organic waste into sustainable feed and fertilizer products. Now based in Broome, Lauren is using BSF farming to develop a system of organic waste management that builds the economies of regional and remote communities in Northern Australia, not   landfills. Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series. Other mentions in this episode: Annabelle Coppin Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au Come join the Facebook community! *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
44:08
July 30, 2020
Hugh Dawson: How a gap year became a career
Hugh Dawson (T: @HPJDAWSON, I: @hpjdawson) grew up on a relatively small hobby farm in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. He had nothing to do with the live export chain until he decided to partake in a gap year on a cattle station in the Northern Territory after finishing school. Currently he is onto his 5th year working as the Head Stockman on Beetaloo Station. He believes it is crucial for us as young industry representatives to share the story of the live export chain to ensure we can continue to improve animal welfare standards globally. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
39:01
July 26, 2020
Sally Murfet: Inspire AG
Sally Murfet (I: @inspireagaus) is a farmers' daughter with red dirt running through her veins. With more than 20 years' experience working on-farm and with agribusiness companies, she has an innate understanding of what makes ag businesses tick, from the paddock to the boardroom. She learnt early in her career that bosses who don't value people, spend an unreasonable amount of time managing performance or problematic behaviour. She will tell you that a good boss lights a fire inside people, not under them. Sally has an unshakeable belief that people power agriculture. She's committed to supporting the agri sector to build better, stronger and more profitable businesses through its people. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
36:15
July 19, 2020
RRR Network Episode 5: Kendall Whyte
In November 2018, Kendall Whyte, a 25-year-old woman from the remote country town of Mukinbudin, received the worst news anyone could hear. Her brother, Jayden, had tragically taken his own life while in Sydney. Inspired by the image of a tree Jayden had once painted on the family farm, Kendall, along with her sister, Erryn, and her brother’s best friend, Simon, created the Blue Tree Project – a platform which would bring together people who have experienced mental health challenges or loss through suicide. Mainly focusing on young men and rural families, The Blue Tree Project serves as an important visual conversation starter, undermining the stigma attached to mental wellbeing. It also aims to draw attention to the need for change in the medical system, so people like Jayden are taken better care of in times of crisis. Be sure to listen to our earlier episode with Kendall by scrolling back through our catelogue. Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series. Other mentions in this episode: Black and C.U.T.E. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au Come join the Facebook community! *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
41:22
July 16, 2020
Kaitlin Trebley: ProcessWorx Farm Safety and HR
Kaitlin Trebley is a Farm HR Advisor for Processworx. She works with a variety of Farmers Around WA to implement HR and Safety plans in accordance with the state and national policy. Having grown up on a family farm, Kaitlin has a huge passion for Agriculture. She also works along side her husband Mal in their Ag Contracting business. Kaitlin is based in Esperance, WA and is also part of the Chamber of Commerce, among a variety of other local initiatives.  Watch Kaitlin's webinar here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hfLlvEOr1Cw.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au  Come join the Facebook community!  *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag  Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag  Twitter: @generation_ag  Website: www.generationag.com.au
31:44
July 12, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Shannon Beattie
Shannon Beattie is a country kid born in the city. At least, that's how she's always felt. For most of her life, she's pursued her career as a journalist, eventually realising her country kid dreams by joining the Farm Weekly in February, 2020 as the Senior Grain Writer. But she's about to embark on another adventure, and this time, it's with US!  We are so excited to bring you this super special reveal of a project we've been working on behind the scenes for a while. All that remains to be said is to keep your eyes and ears peeled for harvest!  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au Come join the Facebook community! *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag
32:03
July 9, 2020
Oli Le Lievre: Humans of Agriculture
Oli's career has seen him responsible for Business Development of Aglive, a Tech start-up providing solutions for farmers and supply chain participants to tackle major issues such as trust in our supply chain and food provenance. More recently leading Innovation - Food & Agribusiness with Global Table Australia, an organisation listed by Food Tank as one of the 120 international organisations 'Creating a new Decade of Food'. He also sits on the Board of Directors for The Future Farmers Network and Rocket Seeder and is passionate about the future for rural and regional Australia. Oli’s on his own journey to Find out more about the future of Food and fibre through growing engagement and connections to agriculture through his own platform “humans of Agriculture” (I: @humansofagriculture_). Tune in on Oli's platform on Wednesday for our interview on Humans of Agriculture! Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au Come join the Facebook community! *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
28:22
July 5, 2020
RRR Network Episode 4: Lucy Anderton
Lucy Anderton, Albany - farms in partnership with her husband in a broad acre mixed farming enterprise. As an agriculture economist she recognised the need for an easy-to-use whole-of-farm business analysis tool to assist with building resilience in the industry.  Working with agricultural stakeholders, Lucy designed FARMSMART®. Using their own data farmers can explore alternative scenarios, enterprise mix and seasonal conditions. Lucy’s project will deliver business development workshops using FARMSMART® with a focus on understanding risk and financial outcomes in a complex environment. Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series. Other mentions in this episode: Daisy Goodwin, Sustainable Simply, Tori Kopke, Big Ideas Rural Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au Come join the Facebook community! *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
49:53
July 2, 2020
Byron Milne: A Journey Full Circle
Byron Milne grew up on a diverse family farming enterprise in Zimbabwe, Africa. But his family's worst nightmare changed their life, causing them to  pack up everything and get on plane to Australia when Byron and his sisters were only young. After leaving school, Byron joined the Australian Army to pursue a career in aviation. But, after a while, he realised that his heart always belonged in the bush. After seven years, Byron quit his budding career in aviation to go back to university to study his life long passion in agriculture.  Now, Byron is starting out as an agronomist with Lamond & Co. in York, Western Australia and has an incredible journey to share.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
54:34
June 28, 2020
Elle Fordyce: Beef and Big Lessons
Elle Fordyce (I: @ellefordyce__) was first exposed to agriculture after visiting a family friend's farm a lot as a child. She then went on to help educate high school students on agriculture which is where she learned she had a real passion for agriculture. Studying Animal Science with a particular interest in Cattle led Elle to Katherine, NT where she’s living the best of both worlds both responsible for reporting and communications as well as getting out onto the research properties to help find solutions for graziers with any issues they might have with their cattle.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
29:48
June 21, 2020
RRR Network Episode 3: Jo Ashworth
Jo Ashworth is a Kalannie girl through and through. Born and raised in the small Western Australian farming town, some 300 k’s from Perth, she grew up on her parent’s farm. Just like most kids in the area, she went off for boarding school in Perth. Jo studied to become a Mechanical engineer, meeting her husband Wal along the way. As Jo’s three boys grew up, Jo found ways of becoming a really involved member of the community, eventually becoming a manager of the Kalannie Community Resource Centre. But a career challenge with her son caused Jo to start asking questions, and then started down a journey to the Growing Kalannie project, an initiative that saw Jo become a finalist in the 2020 Agrifutures Rural Woman of the Year awards for Western Australia. As a Mum, Jo works to challenge her own beliefs and be an amazing model for her boys, encouraging them to discover their own paths in life. She’s passionate about changing the status quo, developing community, and in turn, growing the population of Kalannie. Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series. Other mentions in this episode: Elizabeth Brennan, Erin Gorter, Ag4U Career Pipeline Program Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
01:15:26
June 17, 2020
Lucy Burrows: Get Agducated
Lucy grew up Batemans Bay on the south coast of NSW and didn’t have an agricultural background but decided she was interested in environmental science and sustainability leading her to study a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Sydney which has only allowed her to grow a tremendous passion for agriculture. Currently Lucy is working as a Relationship Analyst at Rabobank in Esperance WA, previously worked as an Extension and Development Agronomist at Cotton Seed Distributors. Lucy founded Get Agducated (I: @getagducated) in 2019 to be able to show people where their food and fibre come from and the people, processes and jobs behind it all. Really want to bridge the gap between the city and the country so people have a better understanding of agriculture and may consider agricultural careers as a good pathway for them.  Lucy is keen on working to grow Get Agducated further to reach as many people as possible to be a really influencing part of that conversation bridging the divide. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
27:35
June 14, 2020
Sarah Nolet: Start Ups and Starting Out
Sarah Nolet (T: @svnoles) is an internationally recognized food systems innovation expert, the CEO and Founder of AgThentic, a global food and agriculture strategy firm, and co-founder of Tenacious Ventures, Australia’s first dedicated agrifood tech VC firm. She is a powerhouse of the Australian agri-tech and start-up ecosystem - from advising dozens of startups, designing accelerator programs and consulting to established agribusinesses, to helping industry, universities and government develop and implement forward-looking initiatives in food system innovation. And as if that wasn’t already enough, she is also the host of the AgTech...So What? podcast, and co-founder of Farmers2Founders, a national innovation program for primary producers. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
25:60
June 7, 2020
RRR Network Episode 2: Belinda Lay
Belinda is based on a mixed grain and sheep farming enterprise. Her project is based around Internet of Things, a trial of sheep collars and how the data collected can be used. Her aspirations are to change the way livestock and technology is viewed, which has mainly concentrated around manual handling. Humans have adopted ‘fitbits’ to monitor bodies in real time – could the same be done for livestock? Belinda's roles have constantly evolved over the last 22 years to accommodate the changes that having a family brings. Belinda is responsible for the partnerships paperwork including all grain marketing but she also loves being in the sheep yards. As a farmer, she constantly battles to reduce the mortality rates, particularly in lambing ewes and weaners. Adopting best practice management tools to prevent mortality has helped improve these rates, however there is still room for further improvement. Belinda believes the industry is facing a number of challenges as society’s attitudes and perceptions evolve in regards to animal farming and need to accept a certain of responsibility to change with it. Opportunities in using sensors and movement technologies could be the next management tool to take welfare and lamb survival to the next level.  Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series. Other mentions in this episode: Little Outback Learners, Zoe Hayes Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
01:10:09
June 3, 2020
Sam Wan: Wool for Everyday
Sam Wan is a Wool industry professional working as a Wool Broker, Wool Business Specialist & Auctioneer. Sam is becoming the wool industry’s true digital disruptor, through technological innovation that in the coming years, the entire industry will benefit from through greater community and client engagement Sam is also the 2019 Winner National Council of Wool Selling Brokers Australia Broker Award, 2019 Wool Producers Australia, Youth Ambassador, 2018 “Thomas Elder” Employee of the Year Stock Journal: Elders recognises wool innovator, Art4Ag Australian Wool Innovation Wool and. Young Farming Champion. As a First generation Australian-born Chinese Macanese originally from Western Sydney (Blacktown, New South Wales) Sam is now making waves based in Melbourne, Victoria. Sam also runs https://samanthawan.com.au/ which is a platform that not only tells the stories from the industry but also shares her favourite wool products from around the world. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
35:34
May 31, 2020
Matt Champness: Small Holder Farming and Food Security
It never ceases to amaze us how much energy the youth of our agriculture industry have here in Australia, and this person is no exception. Matt Champness (I: @mattchampness, T: @MattChampness1) describes himself as an agricultural enthusiast with particular interest in improving the livelihoods of small holder farmers and reaching a world of #zerohunger. His resume is proof that putting yourself out there is the best strategy to finding opportunities in this industry. He is a Crawford Fund Scholar, Charles Sturt University Agricultural Medalist, and a participant in the NFF 2030 Leaders Program, just to name a few. Matt is extremely passionate about food security and believes we all have a part to play in ensuring there is enough safe and nutritious food for the world. Matt has been a volunteer agronomist in Laos for the last 11 months, and we were excited to be able to chat to him earlier this year. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
28:37
May 25, 2020
RRR Network Episode 1: Cara Peek
Welcome to the very first episode of our partnered podcast series with the RRR Network of Western Australia (T: @RRRNetwork). We are delighted to bring you this series inspired by the incredible women who live and work in the most regional and remote parts of Western Australia.  Our first guest is Cara Peek. Cara is a Yawuru/Bunuba woman from Broome, Western Australia. Cara is a modern representation of the oldest living culture in the World and through her role as Chairperson of Nyamba Buru Yawuru Ltd, one of the leading Aboriginal organisations in post native title determination delivery, she can speak to the multifaceted nature of balancing a variety of interests, including cultural, environmental, social, commercial and native title. Cultural economic development and independence, social programs and enterprise are of a particular focus A lawyer by profession, having worked primarily in Native Title Law, Cara now focuses her skills as co- founder and executive director of Yum Yum & Delicious Pty Ltd & Peek Consulting. She has worked in regional communities in Australia, Canada and the USA, specializing in stakeholder liaison and engagement, relationship management, corporate social responsibility, program development & project management. Cara is also the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship, and was the 2020 Western Australian winner of the Agrifutures Woman of the Year Award.  Thank you to the RRR Network for working with us to put together this series. Other mentions in this episode: Get Scrubbed Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
01:13:41
May 21, 2020
Michael Fox: Fable Food Co
Michael Fox is an entrepreneur who grew up in Queensland. He has been involved in multiple businesses, but his vegetarian health journey lead him down the path to combine his cravings for meat with his healthy home cooking habits to create a whole food based plant based meat. The result is Fable (@fablefoodco). Fable is created using ingredients that are as minimally processed as possible. Fable is based on shiitake mushrooms which make up 2/3 of the ingredient list.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
31:59
May 17, 2020
Caitlyn Vayro: Farmer Mental Health
** TRIGGER WARNING - SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH ** Today’s guest is Dr Caitlyn Vayro (T: @Caitlin_Vayro). Caitlyn is a 26 year-old researcher based in Queensland. She recently completed her PhD in Farmer Mental Health, and we were delighted to have her on the podcast to tell us what findings her research uncovered. She believes we all have an important role to play in supporting and encouraging farmers to access mental health services. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
21:42
May 10, 2020
Aidan Connolly: A Career in AgTech
Aidan Connolly joined Cainthus as CEO in January 2019 but is often referred to as the fourth founder given his involvement with the company since its inception. Prior to this, he held the position of CIO at Alltech, a company which he worked with for 25+ years. Aidan has worked in over 100 countries and speaks five languages. He has worked in political associations, with state and national governments in the US, China, Europe and Brazil, international organizations such as the European Union and the United Nations. If you ask us, this episode is a masterclass in forging a successful career in agriculture and we hope you leave it feeling as enlightened as we did after chatting with Aiden back in February. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
29:02
May 3, 2020
Amy Fay: Dairy and Side Hustles
Amy Fay is the Strategic Projects Manager for Murray Dairy. A big part of Amy’s work is understanding the future of irrigation in the region and how dairy businesses can operate sustainably in a water limited future. Amy currently sits on the Murray Darling Basin Community Committee, representing community experiences regarding the impact of water policy. Amy also runs an agricultural project management business Propagate Projects and lives with her husband and daughter on a farm at Boort, Victoria. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
25:45
April 26, 2020
Tony Hunter: Food Futurist
Tony Hunter is a Global Futurist, Consultant and Speaker specialising in the future of food. But Tony is a passionate believer that AgriFood Tech offers massive opportunities to solve the problems of sustainability and feeding the growing global population. Tony travels the world using his unique combination of scientific qualifications and 30 + years of business experience to convey to businesses and event audiences how new technologies will influence Food Industries. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
26:39
April 19, 2020
George Chapman: A Regenerative Future
Today’s guest is 24 year-old George Chapman (@georgechap). George is on a mission to educate our next generation of primary producers about circular economy and regenerative food production methods. He has a really interesting story, from growing up on a tea-tree plantation in northern NSW, to spending a large amount of time travelling and working in Africa on his family’s business. George even has his own podcast called “Young Change Makers” that we would strongly encourage you to go and listen to.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
22:13
April 13, 2020
Genevieve Griffin-George: PICMI
Today, we’re excited to be talking to Genevieve Griffin-George, a real global citizen on a mission to solve one of primary industry’s biggest problems: the management of seasonal labour. Genevieve is the founder of tech startup PICMI, which was hatched when she moved back to her family’s kiwi orchard in New Zealand after her father was seriously injured in a tractor accident. In this episode, Genevieve tells us all about PICMI, and what it’s like to go all in and back yourself in an agricultural startup. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
21:24
April 5, 2020
Hon. Minister Alannah MacTiernan MLC: An Update on COVID-19 and Ag
We were joined by Hon. Alannah Mactiernan MLC, Western Australia's Agricultural Minster to talk about the COVID-19 crisis and how it is impacting the Agricultural Industry. We talk all about about access to labour during this time, trade/export impacts, the new live export rules, when lockdown will end as well as some positive stories. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
29:23
April 1, 2020
Jared Brown: IBM
Jared Brown is currently Global Agribusiness Executive with IBM. He is a passionate evangelist for AI, machine learning and remote sensing technology in agriculture. He is passionate about taking of our soils and firmly believes in "optimisation" over "maximisation".  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
26:14
March 29, 2020
Harris Thompson: Agriculture in the Age of COVID-19
We got hold of Harris Thompson, National Rural Ambassador, to share his story and also chat about the current situation in relation to COVID-19. Harris has lived on a farm in the South West of Western Australia for his entire life. Going away to Ag school, he furthered his knowledge in the industry. Coming home, he now supports his family in their three studs including Venturon Livestock. His family also own a local IGA which we also chat about, expanding our discussion to how the supply chain will continue even in a lockdown period. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
29:20
March 24, 2020
Monica Chetty: Pardoo Beef Corporation
Today's interview is with Monica Chetty, Director of Strategic Partnerships with Pardoo Beef Corporation. Pardoo Beef Corporation was formed to purchase Pardoo Station, in WA’s Pilbara region in 2015. The station forms the epicenter of a vision for the first purebred Wagyu community in Western Australia’s northwest. Their vision is to produce purebred Wagyu and high quality beef for domestic and international markets and bring jobs to the north. Monica's career started out in the hospitality industry, and works hard to showcase not only Pardoo's premium product, but all of Western Australia's offerings as an "eating experience". Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
25:47
March 22, 2020
George Stacey: Custodianship and Careers
George Stacey is a 26 year old Queenslander with a blood-deep passion for agriculture. Growing up on a cattle station in North West Queensland, he developed a passion for the land at a young age. After heading down to Brisbane for boarding school, he tried (unsuccessfully) to taste other careers and wound up back in ag again. He has since worked in many areas of agriculture, all across Queensland, landing himself a role with RCS Australia.  George is also passionate about regenerative agriculture and ensuring that our production land is fit and thriving for generations to come.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
23:37
March 15, 2020
Maddison Clonan: Mangoes and Making a Difference
Maddison is a research scientist within the Plant Industries Development branch of the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources. She studies the impact of climate change on mango flowering in Northern Territory production regions. Her other studies identify best practice management for Australia’s mango industry and examine the dependency of mango flowering on temperature. She has previously studied fruit quality control throughout export supply chains in both Australia and Cambodia. Maddison is an advocate for sustainable agricultural practices that empower communities, improve nutritional diversity and preserve natural resources. She is passionate about the communication of science, empowering youth in agriculture and the role of agriculture in sustainable development. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
37:08
March 8, 2020
Zoe Hayes: Dust Off Depression
Zoe Hayes describes herself as a 1994 model jillaroo with a passion for mental health. After losing her Mum to suicide just shy of her 18th birthday, she's been on a mission in rural industries trying to make some noise to break the stigma around mental health issues. And as if that wasn't enough, she's also a single mother.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
44:08
March 1, 2020
Sam Johnston: Thank a Farmer for Your Next Meal
Sam Johnston can be described as an agricultural enthusiast and young industry trailblazer who has one aim - to showcase where Australian food and fibre comes from, who makes it and how it's made. He has a strong rural background, born and bred west of Forbes, NSW. His passion is to be the link between producer and consumer, city and bush and does his best to promote Australia's agricultural industry and its primary producers wherever he goes. After finishing his Bachelor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Sydney, Sam joined the Meares & Associates team as a rural property sales & marketing specialist. Overall he is a strong advocate for the agricultural sector and its farmers as seen by his efforts as co-founder of the social media organisation and movement #ThankAFarmerForYourNextMeal, as well as being named a 2019 Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Rural Achiever and evokeAG. 2020 Future Young Leader. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
25:57
February 23, 2020
Hayley Dawson: The Rural Naturopath
Hayley Dawson is a naturopath with a passion for the bush. Her clients and followers know her as The Rural Naturopath (@theruralnaturopath). Hayley was born and raised in the country, and continues to work with the people in her regional community to this day. She loves to teach her clients about the importance of a healthy diet in overall wellbeing and provides tips for everyone on her blog.  But that's not all! Alongside her practice, Hayley also mentors small rural business owners, and she has just started her own podcast: The Rural Wellness Podcast. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
25:38
February 16, 2020
Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC: WA Minister for Agriculture and Food
Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC is Western Australia's Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture and Food; Ports; Minister assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Member for North Metropolitan Region. As Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture and Food, she is very engaged by the opportunity to boost economic opportunity in our Regions as well as bringing WA's agricultural sector into the 21st century through innovation and investment in science. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
48:11
February 9, 2020
Jen Egerton-Warburton: Lucinda's Everlastings
Jen grew up on a family farm in Broomehill. After studying agricultural science at the university of WA, like so many of her peers, began her professional career with the department of Agriculture as a soil scientist in Katanning. At the end of her five year contract, Jen took up a job as a Landcare coordinator working for the Shire of Kojonup. Jen took this position in part because of her love of animals and the environment, but also to be closer to her now husband Rob who farms in Kojonup. Jen was very successful in the role and coordinated many large revegetation and refencing projects, sourcing the seed for these projects from a seed picker named Keith. At the end of the project Keith gave Jen a small bag of everlasting seed and mentioned that no one grows this iconic West Australian seed in Australia. Jen took the seed and along with her husband Rob, grew and harvested the seed successfully. Their first daughter Lucinda was born shortly after and the business of Lucinda’s Everlastings began. Jen was diagnosed with MS around the same time as founding the everlasting business, but has managed to tackle life relatively unaffected by the disease, by she thinks, having a positive attitude. Jen now farms with her husband Rob and daughters Lucinda and Zara. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
34:11
February 2, 2020
Mick Gould: Doing what you can
Most people would know Mick Gould (@mick_gould86) as the lovable larrikin from the 2019 season of popular TV show, Married at First Sight. But there's more to Mick than meets the eye. He's grown a strong passion for agriculture since purchasing his own 11 acres in Gympie, QLD. He shares this passion with his 160,000 Instagram followers, getting involved with the Green Shirts Movement and the Rural Aid campaign.  Mick believes there's nothing better than living in a small community, heading around to the neighbours' in the afternoon with a cold stubby of beer and a fresh roast lamb.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
34:00
January 26, 2020
Jamie Nykiel: More than "just" a city kid
Growing up on the beaches of the Gold Coast, Jamie’s childhood dream was to be a vet. Despite the 23 year-old’s father wanting her to be a violinist, she moved across the country to Perth to pursue her dream, studying Animal Science and Animal Health at Murdoch University. Here she unexpectedly fell in love with the agricultural industry, in particular sheep. She slowly immersed myself in the industry, but things really changed when she won the LambEx Young Guns competition in 2018. Since then, she has been abroad and interstate thanks to agriculture. Soon to be moving to Canberra to work for the Department of Agriculture, she’s thrilled to be continuing to explore the industry and help bridge the gap between city and country. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
38:46
January 19, 2020
Jimmy Bidstrup: Country Calling
James or “Jimmy” Bidstrup is a 22 year-old agronomist currently living and working in the Esperance Port Zone of Western Australia. A passionate agriculturalist, Jimmy wasn’t born into agriculture, but got hooked when he was very young. After exploring agriculture in his school classroom, he made the decision to attend the Western Australian College of Agriculture at Denmark, before heading on to complete his studies in Agricultural Science at the University of Western Australia. From there, his career has gone from strength to strength, with his most recent accomplishment becoming a Future Young Leader at the 2019 evokeAg Conference alongside previous podcast guest, Callan Daley. Jimmy is passionate about bridging the urban-rural divide and believes agriculture is the best industry in the world to work. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
30:25
January 12, 2020
Kate McBride: Water Warrior
Kate McBride is a fifth-generation grazier from Western NSW. She was born and brought up on Tolarno Station, a 500,000-acre sheep property located along the Lower Darling river. Since 2016 when she became a Healthy River Ambassador, Kate has worked with people from all walks of life fighting for better water management within the Murray Darling Basin. In 2017 Kate was elected by fellow landholders onto the Western Local Land Services board becoming the youngest board member in the organisation’s history. Kate is passionate about rural Australia but has seen the damage the current drought and poor water management is causing to local townships. Earlier this year Kate filmed the viral video of her father and family friend holding dead Murray Cod during Menindee's mass fish kills. She has become a familiar face in the fight for a healthy Darling River and Menindee Lakes and had been interviewed for a number of programs including as a guest expert on Q&A, and being featured on Australian Story ‘Cry me a river’. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
38:46
December 22, 2019
Sam Marwood: Cultivate Farms
Sam Marwood is a community driven problem solver from central Victoria who is redefining the farming and agriculture industry. With a background in environmental science and social entrepreneurship Sam spent his early years as a policy advisor to the Victorian Government before connecting to his roots- farming and all things the environment. In 2016 Sam recognised an emerging farming problem. Retiring farmers were simply selling off vast amounts of property and with it a deep understanding of farming. All the while young aspiring farmers found it near impossible to acquire the capital and acute knowledge to begin a new generation of farmers. Answer: Cultivate Farms. Cultivate Farms is a social enterprise which matches the best next generation aspiring farmers with retiring farmers and investors to own and operate a farm of their very own. They promote to all Australian's that being a farmer is not only possible now, but the career of choice. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
32:26
December 15, 2019
Tom Curnow: From Fire to Farming
Tom Curnow is a 22 year old independent farmer from Scaddan, Western Australia. In 2015, there was a series of Esperance bushfires burning from 15 to 26 November. One of these fires burnt over 128,000 hectares (320,000 acres). On the 17 November during these fires most of the Scaddan Communities Farmers were burnt, including almost all of Tom’s Families Property and our own as well as almost all of our other friends and family from this area. During this day tragically the fire took four peoples life including Freddy Kym Curnow, Tom’s Father. As of 2016, the Cascades/Scaddan fire was equally the worst bushfire in Western Australia in terms of human fatalities along with the Willow Springs/Nannup fire of January 1958.  During and after the fires Tom experienced a series of events that lead him to ultimately single handily run a 6000 acre cropping program with the support of his uncles and twin brother Riley. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
44:14
December 8, 2019
Holly Ludeman and John Cunnington: The Livestock Collective
The Livestock Collective has been created in an effort to improve transparency along the sheep and cattle live export trades’ supply chains amid the rising animal activism movement. The Livestock Collective is a collaboration of exporters, importers, industry bodies and producers. It’s about showing the care given to sheep in the live export process. In today's episode, we chat to Holly Ludeman and John Cunnington, two of The Livestock Collective's directors. Holly Ludeman is an experienced livestock export industry professional, working in compliance and welfare roles. The live trade allows Holly to combine her veterinary qualifications with her passion for high animal welfare standards and working with livestock. John Cunnington is the Chairman of the West Australian Livestock Exporters' Association and Business Development Manager at Halleen Australasian Livestock Traders Pty Ltd. Mr Cunnington holds a Masters of International Business and Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Finance). Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
52:56
December 1, 2019
Aimee Snowden: Little Brick Pastoral
Aimee was raised on an irrigation farm in the southern Riverina where she is based today. When she returned home to the family farm, after working in accounting and irrigation, she discovered LEGO® photography online and so began the adventures of one LEGO® Farmer (@littlebrickpast). Aimee holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management, and works as a freelancer in ag communications speciallising in Social Media, as well as working in events, career outreach and in the country show movement. The flexibility of remote work allows Aimee to pursue her passion for celebrating Australian agriculture, and reliving her childhood playing with LEGO® and creating farm scenes. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
30:52
November 24, 2019
Bec Bignell: Rural Room and Raindance
Bec grew up on a farm in Kojonup, in regional Western Australia and has worked in film and media for twelve years, most recently at the ABC (Sydney) as Partnership Executive. She produced the exciting, new female series ‘600 Bottles of Wine’ which premiered on the BBC (UK) and also has multiple performance credits in stage, film and Television. In 2018 Bec was named in Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence and she’s currently participating in the Australian Rural Leadership Program, as sponsored by Telstra. Bec is also the Associate Producer for the Visible Farmer. The Visible Farmer film project is criss-crossing the country to discover the untold stories of the gutsy women behind our food and fibre, and the vital, innovative role they play. From remote outback stations to urban market gardens, it’s a journey that will change our perception of who a farmer is. And as if that wasn't enough, she is also writing, producing and acting in the upcoming web film series, "Raindance", which will shine a spotlight on regional Australia.  To contact Bec, email bec@cockatoo-co-lab.com  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au   *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag   Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag   Twitter: @generation_ag  Website: www.generationag.com.au
40:20
November 17, 2019
Inaya Stone: Farmers Across Borders
Inaya grew up on a family farm in the Wheatbelt and moved to Esperance, WA when she was a teenager. She has always loved agriculture and is currently studying a Bachelor of Agriculture through the University of New England. She studies via correspondence while working locally in the industry. Inaya’s Dad (Ross) and sister (Amelia) were a part of the first Farmers Across Borders hay run in 2014, so she jumped at the chance to be a part of the 2019 run. She is now the co-secretary of Farmers Across Borders and loves the role. Her favourite part of the hay runs is knowing that she can help those who need it, even if they don’t want to ask. Farmers Across Borders – Hay from WA, is a group of farmers from Western Australia aiming to help farmers who have been affected by drought and other natural disasters. Following a successful trip to Bourke NSW in 2014, a call was made to do another run in September 2018 and so plans were started.  On Australia Day 2019, 47 road trains rolled their way into Cobar, NSW. All hay was donated by generous West Aussie farmers, all eager to help their eastern state neighbours still struggling in drought. To contact Farmers Across Borders, email hello@farmersacrossborders.com.au Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au  *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag  Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag  Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
24:46
November 10, 2019
We've had enough
**TRIGGER WARNING - SEXUAL HARASSMENT** Kayla and Lavinia got together to chat about an issue that has lots of us fed up: sexism and sexual harassment in agricultural workplaces. We love our industry, but believe more can be done to stamp out some of the gendered issues women in agriculture face every single day. This is an episode where we speak from the heart about our own experiences and beliefs, but also look at some shocking statistics, and give some advice at the end about what you can do in your own workplace.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
40:09
November 8, 2019
Ian Wilson: Fremantle Egg Company
Ian Wilson is a third generation Egg Farmer from Fremantle Egg Company (@fremantleeggcompany), a small enterprise that has been farmed by his family since horse and plough was the norm. We were delighted to chat to him about his lifetime in eggs and the evolution of the industry throughout his career. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
33:02
November 3, 2019
Callan Daley: Perceptions of Agriculture
Many know Callan Daley from his compelling presentation at evokeAg 2019. Callan is a 21 year old, passionate about dispelling the negative perceptions around pursuing agriculture as a career. He grew up on a beef station in central Queensland, 100km North-West of Longreach before attending boarding school in Brisbane, and going on to take a gap year on a crop and cattle station outside of Goondiwindi.  He commenced studies in engineering and biotechnology before evokeAg changed his life. He now works with ag tech start-up MEQ Probe, developing technology used in testing red meat eating quality.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au  *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag  Find us here:  Instagram: @generation.ag  Twitter: @generation_ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
36:26
October 27, 2019
Camille Camp: The Cattleman's Daughter
Camille Camp is a 28 year old, fourth generation stockwoman working in the remote Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Many will know her from instagram as the @cattlemans_daughter. She has cultivated a following of more than 20,000 as she shares the day to day happenings on a remote Kimberley station. In this episode, Camille chats to us about her life growing up on Kalyeeda Station (@kalyeeda.station), and the challenges of being a female in a traditionally male dominated arena.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
28:44
October 20, 2019
Kendall Whyte: The Blue Tree Project
**TRIGGER WARNING - SUICIDE** Kendall Whyte tragically lost her brother in late 2018 to suicide. In this episode, Kendall tells us how a practical joke played by brother became a beacon for mental health awareness in the regions. The Blue Tree Project is now a recognised charity with more than 300 trees across the globe given a "blue lease on life".  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au  *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag  Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
33:46
October 20, 2019
Jarrad Hubbard: The Wheatbelt Stocky
Jarrad Hubbard is a 31 year old stock agent and auctioneer from Bruce Rock in Western Australia. In this episode, we chat with Jarrad about what it's like to be a stock agent with a social media following. He tells us why it's important to be open to new ideas in a Twitter dominated industry and what he wants other people to know about our industry.  Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au  *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag  Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
30:45
October 20, 2019
Introduction: What qualifies us?
Welcome to the Generation Ag Podcast - we are SO excited to meet you! In our first episode, Kayla and Lavinia get down to it, chatting about why the Generation Ag Podcast exists, and how we got here. Don't forget to send us an email if you know of a story that we should tell at hello@generationag.com.au *Become a Patreon Partner* - https://patreon.com/generationag Find us here: Instagram: @generation.ag Website: www.generationag.com.au
16:26
October 14, 2019