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We are leading the world

From the Silicon Valley to South America, Sarah Nolet has never seen anything more exciting than the boom of the Australian ag-tech industry in the past half decade. 

She’s only been in the country for six years, but in that time Sarah Nolet has been instrumental in the transforming Australia’s footing in the international Agtech industry. 

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Taking the leap to pursue a passion

Ginnie Hope-Johnstone didn’t grow up on a farm, although she always wished she did. She’s never really been an indoors-person, always chasing wide open spaces. 

Growing up in regional Western Victoria, however, it was always drilled into her that success was to get a degree and a good job in Melbourne. 

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From Torquay to Texas

The year 2020 was a strange one for all of us, but for Grace Cheatley the surprise of the pandemic was surpassed only by the fact that she ended up living through it in Texas, Queensland.

As 2020 began, Grace Cheatley was prepared for a big year, she’d just graduated with a degree in youth work and made the move from Geelong to Melbourne to start a new job as a university welfare officer for international students. 

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Traditions: when they help and when they harm

Corrina Wrights family have been growing vines at the family property in South Australia’s McLaren Vale for more than 175 years. From her childhood armed with an ice cream container on her head to protect her from swooping birds to nowadays with her kids now helping out on their school holidays.

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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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