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
For as long as he can remember Sam Heagney wanted to be a farmer but, as a boy growing up in Melbourne’s outskirts, his road to becoming one has had its challenges.
Continue reading A long way from Diggers Rest
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
CW: loss of a child
In November last year, the Boshammer family lost their baby daughter Zara to an extremely rare chromosomal condition called Pallister Killian Syndrome. It’s in her memory that Kate and Justin have worked to raise $150,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Qld Division) and the Steve Waugh Foundation.
Continue reading Zara’s Day
I feel fortunate that in my career so far in agriculture and more broadly in rural Australia, I’ve been surrounded by extraordinary people, many women, who have challenged and supported me. Our industry is a special place but we can do more to progress, and we all have a role to play.
Continue reading Women in Australian Agriculture are paving the way