Grace Cheatley grew up near Geelong in Victoria, a life in rural Australia not really on the radar but nowadays living in a small rural community she sees the opportunities that are there for the taking!
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.
Olivia Borden’s extraordinary story started from the moment she was welcomed into the world. She inherited a love for the land and from a young age built as work ethic to be admired.
From a young carefree Mallee Girl to a Territory Woman her story takes many twists and turns and it truly is an incredible journey.
Corrina Wrights family have been growing vines at the family property in South Australia’s McLaren Vale for more than 175 years.
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 Lygon Street, 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!
Anna Holcombe always had her heart set on being in the agriculture industry. Initially her careers counsellor discredited her ability to enter the industry, but nearly a decade later she’s showing what’s possible in the agriculture 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.
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.