Farmer’s Voice – Online Magazine

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.

17 tips: Lessons from the land about isolation

For many of my city friends, this forced isolation has been incredibly challenging. People who thrive on routines, no longer have that safety blanket. Extroverts who look forward to their daily interactions with others are missing their mates and introverts can’t wait...

EvokeAG 2020: A producer’s and parent’s perspective

As a mother of a 16 year old, whose identity is very much aligned with our family grazing business, I look for opportunities to broaden his knowledge about agriculture.  This year EvokeAG 2020 was chosen as the excursion away from the farm for my son, Rob, to step out...

Farming Wife: It’s Hard to be a Woman

Late last night, as I crawling into bed after a particularly gruelling day, the words of an old country song reverberated in my head.  Just a single phrase, over and over in a way I knew would keep me awake for hours, despite my fatigue.  You may remember it too,...

Rural Succession Planning: take action but mind the ‘f’ word

Wayne Dwyer said "if you change the way you at things, the things you look at change". Albert Einstein discussed the need to decide if we want to live in a friendly universe or a hostile universe. So is it time to change the way we look at succession planning for...

Producer Perspective: AFI’s 2019 ‘Farming in a risky climate’ conference

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,...

Farming Wife: A Fairy Tale For Our Times

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...

Australian Farmers: it’s time to get social

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...

Farming Wife: Conversation with a Vegan

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...

What really happens when the Farmer finds a wife

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...

Info Sheet: What to do when your land is trespassed upon

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...

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Farming Wife – the little things in life

Farming Wife – the little things in life

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...

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Australian Farmers: why its time for a new focus

Australian Farmers: why its time for a new focus

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...

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Farming Wife: life in the Australian bush

Farming Wife: life in the Australian bush

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...

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Do you have an interest in fostering a positive narrative for Australian Agriculture and farming families?  Please get in touch with Brigid Price @ info@ruralresources.com.aunfo@ri