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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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
Attending the National Farmers Federation Diversity Congress and the Australian Farm Institute 2018 Roundtable provided an interesting opportunity to observe Australia's agricultural policy makers and thought leaders in action. From little things big things grow My...read more
I see many old souls when I talk to kids off the land. In their short life, they have more life experience than people decades older. For many, the images of drought are confronting. There is an emotional reaction to seeing animals and land not in prime condition. If...read more
I find myself talking a lot about Mulga these days. To neighbours who howl in despair while cattle starve and trees remain a protected species. To town friends who ask ‘why can’t you just feed them and be dammed with the consequences?’ To farmers without Mulga I...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.