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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For intergenerational family business, and particularly primary production business, clients often have the view that assets should be left to the next generation as a bequest in their will. This view often arises for some of the following reasons: No capital gain...read more
Interest in renewable energy projects has increased at a frantic rate since January 2016 Landowners are being approached by solar and/or wind project developers and in some cases, multiple developers are contacting landowners wanting to secure site access. The...read more
An estimated 70 per cent of the first jobs that young Australians commence will either look very different or be completely obsolete in the next 10 -15 years due to automation, according to a report by the Foundation for Young Australians. And Australian agriculture...read more
Life in the bush can be hard, and with a growing disconnect between the food producers and our urban consumers, we really need to watch how we communicate our message. I was driving my three children home from school one day and refereeing a discussion between the two...read more
When we bought a property in the Blackall district in 2001, one of the first outings I had was to the local gardening club day out. The garden was amazing, the ladies were so welcoming and the atmosphere very upbeat. We had morning tea, toured the garden getting hints...read more
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
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.