Farm life hasn’t always been the norm for James Knight, in fact he grew up in the suburbs of Melbourne, but a love for farming meant he was going to head to the bush.
In todays episode James shares his story from City boy who fell in love with agriculture (and subsequently a country girl!)
– His story takes twists and turns through university, finding his feet, returning back to his wife’s family property and then the need to head off again.
– This conversation talks about mental health and the times where James found himself ‘in the dark’. He found through seeking Professional help and the support of those closest to him that he was able to get his life back on his own terms.
– James has sat in corporate farming operations as the operations manager at Warakirri Cropping, an assistant farm manager, and today he and wife Georgie have grown the family business into the thriving business it is today.
This episode of the Humans of Agriculture podcast was recorded on the country of the Giraiwurrung people, we pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.
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