Finding the balance in change

Emma Germano is a household name in Australian agriculture. Her involvement in industry is as diverse as the road to how she got here, she’s the current president of the Victorian Farmers Federation, owner of the family farm and even has a startup AgTech company!

A little lesser known side of Emma is the journey and learnings along the way, from a restaurant on Bridge Road, buying out the family farm on the brink of losing it all, she’s lived on the edge and sometimes it’s found her a little too close for comfort!

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Coming Home

Many would say that the 641 kilometre distance between Sydney and Walgett is not the biggest factor that separates the two places. 

This divide is made up of vastly different career opportunities, or the ability or lack thereof to access things like healthcare services, coffee shops, beaches, apartment blocks, more than one grocery store within a 100 kilometre radius – that kind of thing.

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Championing Women in the Grains Industry

When Randall Wilksch was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship, his attention shifted to the lack of women in the grain industry.

Randall’s project took him across the globe looking at the role women play in farming businesses and how increasing the number of women in the Grains industry in Australia could transform how we think, how we speak and how we progress.

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Strawberry Farmers Create Opportunities Despite Lockdown

For naturopath Mandy Schultz and her husband Adrian, a horticulturalist and President of the Queensland Strawberry Growers Association, the past few years have been tough. 

Instead of backing out of strawberries the couple have sought out other ways to get their crops picked, their business thriving and connected with families each week as they open their gate.

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The W.O.L.F of Aussie Beef

Amanda Moohen grew up on her families beef grazing property on Queensland’s Darling Downs, cattle have always held the interest of Amanda, but it wasn’t until her time in Armidale at Albies college that her eyes were opening to the potential of the Beef industry.

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