Australian Agriculture: The message farmers don’t want to hear

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...
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A reporter’s guide to telling the rural story

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...
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Rural Mental Health: 5 positive things you can do

What happened in my life at just 17 years of age is nothing I could have even imagined. My mum took her own life and mine was turned upside down and inside out. Suicide impacts the lives of those left behind in profound ways It was early in September 2012 and already...
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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...
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Parenting & Social Media: Things You Can Do

Social media took the world by storm over 10 years ago and we didn’t run fast enough to keep up. It kind of got away from us. Many of us live in our little social media bubble of friends and family, occasionally getting a piece of world news through one of the news...
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Practical Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe Online At Boarding School

No doubt you’ve heard the devastating news about Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett – a beautiful and caring 14-year-old girl who took her own life earlier this year after being tormented by cyber bullies. Dolly’s parents are determined to ensure their daughter’s life wasn’t lost in...
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Lessons learnt from a station hand working in rural Australia

Perhaps you’re thinking about or even getting ready for your first year on a station. Then you’ll probably be feeling a mix of nerves and excitement for the new adventure ahead. Trust me, I know exactly how you’re feeling because four years ago I was in that position,...
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Rural Succession Planning: When to pass control and beware of tax and duty traps.

A common question for family business succession, and particularly for primary production family business, is when control of the business should be passed to the next generation, without risking the valuable assets of the business if something goes wrong. There are...
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Every farmer needs a plan…

Just as every family needs a farmer, every farmer should have a solid business plan Why? Because farming is big business and often incredibly complex due to the multiple generations involved, and variables including the weather that are beyond business control. So,...
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$100,000 raised to support mental health in rural Australia

An impressive $100,000 has been raised for beyondblue to support the mental health of regional Australians, thanks to leading animal health company Zoetis. This is the second year running that Zoetis has raised $100,000 for beyondblue by donating $5 from each sale of...
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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.

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Rural Mental Health: 5 positive things you can do

What happened in my life at just 17 years of age is nothing I could have even imagined. My mum took her own life and mine was turned upside down and inside out. Suicide impacts the lives of those left behind in profound ways It was early in September 2012 and already...

read more

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...

read more

Parenting & Social Media: Things You Can Do

Social media took the world by storm over 10 years ago and we didn’t run fast enough to keep up. It kind of got away from us. Many of us live in our little social media bubble of friends and family, occasionally getting a piece of world news through one of the news...

read more

Every farmer needs a plan…

Just as every family needs a farmer, every farmer should have a solid business plan Why? Because farming is big business and often incredibly complex due to the multiple generations involved, and variables including the weather that are beyond business control. So,...

read more

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