As a modern day bush telegraph, Farmers’ Voice is an online magazine sharing stories, opinions and information of interest and benefit to rural Australia.
Australian Farmers are the experts of their own story and it is important to have a place where their voice can be heard.
When times are tough it is the empathy and understanding of someone who ‘gets’ what you are feeling and experiencing that makes all the difference.
It is also important to celebrate what is unique and inspiring about life in the bush including the individuals, organisations and communities that make it special.
In each local area the strong connection, respect and bond between generations working and socialising together benefits every member of our community. Farmers’ Voice emulates this online because, although isolated, you should not feel alone.
Contributions to Farmers’ Voice are welcomed from anyone involved in Australian agriculture who has knowledge to share and a positive attitude.`
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Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that manifests itself as fits or seizures. Abnormal electrical activity in the brain presents as sudden recurrent episodes, loss of consciousness, sensory disturbances or convulsions. Quite often a public seizure and the actions...read more
Every individual involved in a family business should be making a contribution, feel valued and understand where they fit in the future of the operation. Unfortunately, if you surveyed all members of a farming family and asked their opinion, the results would often...read more
Imagine being able to predict the future. With that skill, we could do something tangible to prepare for whatever lay ahead. Alas few are blessed with such a sixth sense. That’s why we need to work on our resilience. The word ‘resilience’ comes from the Latin resilio....read more
The 1st October 2017 is an important date for cattle producers in Australia with changes to the LPA program. Producers must take action to be able to access future NVDs (National Vendor Declaration). Currently, if you use a NVD you are part of the LPA (Livestock...read more
Recently we have been running landholder workshops where we have looked at the computer mapping that is available for farmers. What's been really surprising is that people are not aware about how much the government can see in relation to activity at the individual...read more
Last year we took our children to a Veg Management rally in Brisbane and then to the Ekka. Wearing akubras always sparks interest and a flood of questions about life on the land, so it got me thinking about the important messages we should be sharing. What makes our...read more
Why Property Risk Analysis and Investigations will become standard due diligence requirements for Australian Farmers
In recent history there has been a significant change in the legislative requirements placed on landholders. Unfortunately, while farmers are specialists in production they are generalists in many other aspects of their business. Farmers looking to purchase more land...read more
This blog is designed to explain to farmers the types of things we as Agri specialist financial advisers help our clients with daily. Financial advisers work closely with your accountant and lawyer to get the best outcome for you. Advisers understand that life as a...read more
On the surface, a mother (clearly over 35) and her 13-year-old son, who are organic beef producers, would be seen as out of place at a national grains conference aimed at the 18 to 35-year age group. The investment of our time and money, however, was more than...read more
The 2017 Grain Growers Innovation Generation Conference in South Australia provided an opportunity to gain a fresh insight into some of the major issues that will face, challenge and propel the next generation of Australians farming in a technological age. And I was...read more
There is an urgent, ongoing need to meet the mental health challenges faced by Australians in rural areas, where the rate of suicide is about 50 per cent higher than in major cities. Men in regional areas are on average 1.4 times more likely to end their life than...read more
In all walks of life, there are standout achievers - those people who others can look to for inspiration and guidance. The best role models for Australian farmers are other successful producers who’ve overcome their business challenges and grown a lasting legacy. When...read more
Rural Resouces is proud to showcase the work of Lisa Alexander Photography in the Farmers Voice. Lisa captures the essence of Rural Life with skill and passion.