The red earth of Lamboo Station has been in Darrilyn’s blood for generations, but only recently has she been able to reclaim the right to manage it.
Lamboo Station sits on Jaru country in The Kimberleys, spanning about 361,000 hectares of sandy soil, ghost gums and paperbarks.
Continue reading That cycle stops with me
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.
Continue reading We are leading the world
Dave O’Brien has a unique outlook on his career to date. At times, he’s found himself in limbo, unsure of what the next move may be. Once he entered agriculture he’s been able to really define who he is, what he is passionate about and where he wants to have an impact.
Continue reading How Agriculture has helped shape me
Simon Doolin’s Great Grandfather started farming around North Star in Northern NSW in 1924, almost 100 years ago. Today, everything Simon does is with this legacy in mind, with the aim of leaving the country and community better than he found it, ready for the next generation.
Continue reading Growing for the Future
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.
Continue reading Taking the leap to pursue a passion
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.
Continue reading From Torquay to Texas
As a boy from Western NSW, Pat Barrett stepped straight out of a Sydney private school into a role as a station hand – a ringer – in Australia’s top end and he hasn’t looked back.
Continue reading Building a business in the Top End
Olivia Borden’s 1998 model Hilux ute has taken her to places in Australia many of us have never even heard of, let alone experienced.
Childhood for Olivia Borden was never boring – a detail that has carried through into her later life.
Continue reading From Mallee Girl to Territory Woman
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.
Continue reading Traditions: when they help and when they harm
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!
Continue reading Finding the balance in change