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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A friend recently had a farm accident. It has left him with some injuries which will take time to heal. It’s been a disruption to life as usual for his family. His wife is one of my best friends. The accident, and his debilitation, means she needs to continue to do...read more
Some days you need one win. Just one little thing to go right for a change, and you’re whole outlook can turn around. It’s not always easy to get. On these cold winter mornings the cattle look miserable; standing huddled with the sheen of frost on their backs. The...read more
A recent trip to Brisbane presented a few light bulb moments for me. As a member of the Innovation Tour organised by the unstoppable Julia Telford, I enjoyed many opportunities to meet and engage with a diverse group of people working in the entrepreneurial and small...read more
There are a lot of wise old sayings that must have their roots in farming; make hay while the sun shines and don’t count your chickens before they hatch! Here’s another one I’ve been thinking about lately. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. We all know...read more
I know that insurance and risk mitigation isn’t exactly a subject that a lot of people are excited to think and talk about. Most of the time it is thought of as something you have to have and you renew every year without a great deal of consideration or fore thought....read more
I know what it’s like to be a city based person. I spent my first 20 years in Brisbane. I commuted to my office job every morning and finishing at 4.59pm on the dot every afternoon. The bus ride home was full of weary workers, staring out of the window on the way...read more
I call myself the Farming wife. It’s not because I see myself as an extension of my husband linked integrally to the farm but because I see it as a badge of honour. I have paid my dues so to speak. I’ve bogged the car 30 km from home with no help in sight. I’ve...read more
It’s been a big week. We have mustered and drenched cows, harvested sorghum and drafted off a mob of steers for the feedlot market. This old girl is tired to her bones, and feeling battle weary too after having to take on the chin the Qld government’s new vegetation...read more
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticised anyway” Eleanor Roosevelt. In every moment of disaster there is a hope. 2018 will be known for many things. For Qld Farmers it will be a defining period of time as the reality of the changes made to...read more
Western Queensland. It has a landscape, an aroma, a feeling all of its own. Our family landed there, and it quite literally felt like arriving on a foreign shore, 40 years ago. I remember we came on a hot, airless night in early December. We stopped the truck on a...read more
In a time where politics is increasingly adversarial, news is instantaneously delivered, constantly reactive and filled with catchy emotive and attention grabbing headlines, it seems everyone is fair game. Australian farmers, although innovative, resilient and...read more
So, there we were, standing in a cane paddock, fourth-generation farmer Tony in his workboots and a first-year rural reporter in her heels. Above a parched earth, we were engrossed in discussion of sugar content, the scourge of rust, single desk selling agreements and...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.