As a modern day bush telegraph Farmer’s 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. By sharing challenges and celebrations we aim to showcase the greatest assets in Agriculture – the people.
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The importance of collaborative relationships and open communication between all stakeholders involved in Australian agriculture was evident at the 2019 Australian Farm Institute conference. Scientists, industry representatives, agribusiness specialists, lawyers,...read more
Once upon a time there was a young man who loved to garden. He searched for a long time until finally he found the perfect spot. It had fertile soil, the grass was sweet and the water that ran through it was crystal clear. Using all his skills he tilled and nourished...read more
Before customers want to buy from you they must first know, like and trust you. As the connection between city and bush erodes the challenge to address reduced levels of trust in agricultural practices increases. In recent times, political policy has been influenced...read more
I took the unusual step ( for me) of messaging an animal activist recently on Facebook. If truth be told, I didn’t do it knowingly. I made a comment and somehow was sent as a personal message! I will be more careful in future because I can only summarise the...read more
In recent years there has been an increase in reality television shows. Currently 'Married at First Sight" is the ratings winner. One of the first shows I remember was 'The Farmer Wants a Wife'. This city girl had been with her farmer (grazier) for about 10 years...read more
Rural Resources info sheets are produced to provide Primary Producers with a quick go to resource. Australian Farmers have always managed risks. Resilience is a great character trait. But when good people going about their business are targeted then the line has...read more
“The Guilt” Last weekend I went back into “our lease”. “Our lease” is an old state forest converted into a national park in 2006. It’s only ours until 2023 when we and our cattle are to be removed. I hadn’t been out there since the fires in November - there had’nt...read more
No more excusing what I do, no more apologising. I’m a farmer and proud of it. I turn bare paddocks into fields of golden wheat. I grow the cotton for your socks and the wool for your winter jumpers. I grow the barley that makes your beer, the grapes that make your...read more
Telling our stories As someone who loves to communicate her thoughts and feelings it really nice to know I’m connecting with likeminded people out in the country as well as some who may not have access to information about farming and the people who farm. I write in...read more
Drought is, as they say, an insidious creature that gradually takes over the land, its people, and the gardens of the bush. It cares not for beautiful old established gardens with years of history and sentiment. It cares not for a new garden being nurtured by a young...read more
Back in the day, ha ha, isn’t that something your grandparents said? Well back in the day, which was only around 30 years ago, my married life started in a long rectangular building. Verandahs down either side, 6 bedrooms and a dining room which ran the width of the...read more
Just recently I managed a trip away to the big smoke. I left my husband on the farm to fend for himself and I believe he lived on oven baked chips and sausages while the laundry piled up beside the washing machine. A bit of time away from the farm reminded me how...read more