Author: Brigid Price

Change Management – buying a new property

“The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.” Alan W Watts When friends of ours bought a property 600kms from where they currently live (and unseen by the wife), it brought back memories. Change challenges us and often we need to dig deep to come through smiling. We (meaning my husband) had been looking to purchase properties in our district for some time. We had gone to several auctions, placed bids and even been the losing bidder at one. It wasn’t meant to be and so we...

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Young Beef Producers Forum: Opportunities and Insights for the Next Generation

The younger generation of beef producers and industry advocates are recognising, and more importantly, responding to Australian agriculture’s changing environment. At the 2017 Young Beef Producers Forum in Roma the theme was ‘Realise Your Opportunities’.  Attendees were challenged to think at the individual, business and industry level. Technology is changing the face of farming Anna Spear, CEO at AuctionsPlus, put things in perspective when she showed a slide explaining the advancement technology and individual usage. It took about 75 years for the telephone to connect  50 million people, 13 years for the same amount of television users and 4...

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Australian agriculture: the changing face of farmers

An estimated 70 per cent of the first jobs that young Australians commence will either look very different or be completely obsolete in the next 10 -15 years due to automation, according to a report by the Foundation for Young Australians. And Australian agriculture will be among the industries dramatically impacted by computerisation and technological advancements. In findings outlined in the  New Work Order: Ensuring Young Australians Have Skills And Experience For The Jobs Of The Future, Not The Past, the FYA stresses that no longer can the workforce of the future afford to be digitally naive. “This report...

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Suck it up big girl, life’s not fair

Life in the bush can be hard, and with a growing disconnect between the food producers and our urban consumers, we really need to watch how we communicate our message. I was driving my three children home from school one day and refereeing a discussion between the two eldest. It is a long drive home, 74km to be exact. Some days it seems to take forever. On this occasion as the car was winding down the range, it was my son’s turn to be reprimanded. ‘Rob, what you are suggesting is not fair to your sister’. And then he...

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Why every husband needs to encourage their wife to join a gardening group

When we bought a property in the Blackall district in 2001, one of the first outings I had was to the local gardening club day out. The garden was amazing, the ladies were so welcoming and the atmosphere very upbeat. We had morning tea, toured the garden getting hints and tips on how to create an oasis in a sometimes harsh environment. I went home energised and buzzing with ideas on how to improve our run-down garden. The simple things in life are often the best Over the years, I was fortunate to see many amazing gardens and meet...

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