Mentoring regional businesses

June 21, 2017
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Having lived a life as a primary producer, tourism operator and farmer, Maree knows a thing or two about regional business and what it takes to achieve your goals.

She tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about why she has a passion to help families and individuals to grow their businesses and why she credits her own success to the great mentors she had at the start.

This month is supported by Cultivate Farms.

Green light for inland rail

June 14, 2017
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Minister Darren Chester addresses questions around the long awaited inland rail and what this mean for farmers and rural communities who have always looked for a way to get their products to market more quickly and more cheaply.

Connecting investors with farmers

June 8, 2017
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Tim and his wife Tegan have always wanted their own farm but if you don’t have a way in – usually by inheriting a family property – it can be nearly impossible.

Tim tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about what inspired him to keep going before he ever knew he would be able to have his own farm, and how between Tim, his wife Tegan and friend Sam they have come up with a way of connecting investors with people who just want to farm.

This month is supported by Cultivate Farms.

From globe-trotter to farmer

May 31, 2017
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After 15 years travelling the world Daniela and her husband decided to pursue a lifelong dream and start their own farm in the Hunter Valley.

After many years of discussion and study, Daniela and Ewan now run Little Valley Farm and they’re part of the Visit My Farm initiative to show other city-dwellers the beauty of ag.

This month is supported by Cultivate Farms.

Wings4Kidz Founder

May 24, 2017
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To help make a difference, Wings4Kidz offers free flight services to families in regional and remote NSW, helping kids and their families get to and from appointments with as little disruption as possible to their home lives.

Kevin tells Kendi Burness-Cowan how a short flight instead of a long drive is making life easier for families across the state, and his plans to take his organisation national.

This month is supported by New Holland Agriculture.

Off The Track Training

May 17, 2017
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Joy McClymont is the Owner and Founder of ‘Off The Track Training’, a fitness program she runs from her remote property in Western Queensland.

While other programs use gym equipment and group sessions at the beach, Joy’s program find people working out in the shearing shed, following her instructions over the phone and lifting tyres under the open skies.

This month is supported by New Holland Agriculture.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

May 10, 2017
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This week we speak with Anthony Lowe, CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Anthony tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about the common facts of prostate cancer, how it’s diagnosed and why men in rural and regional Australia have a 25% less chance of survival than their city neighbours.

This month is supported by New Holland Agriculture.

Survivor of gynecologic cancer

May 4, 2017
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Feeling isolated after a cancer diagnosis, Kath sought out support from other women in a similar position, only to discover there were no support groups for women like her.

She tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about overcoming stigmas and her regional workshops to help raise awareness.

This month is supported by New Holland Agriculture.

Research into rural and regional mental health

April 26, 2017
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A former GP, Stephen is beyondblue’s research and evaluation leader with more than three decades’ of experience in mental health.

He tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about the research and evaluation that underpins all of beyondblue’s work and how their programs can help people in regional areas.

This month is supported by Case IH.

Headspace, keeping teens connected and building trust in Regional Australia

April 20, 2017
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Nick Duigan, Manager of Headspace in Geraldton WA, is helping young people in regional areas to deal with their problems.

He shares how keeping teens and young adults connected within their communities is key to building trust and developing strategies to cope with their issues long term.

This month is supported by Case IH.

Suicide prevention & mental health advocate

April 13, 2017
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Justice encountered her first mental health challenge at the tender age of just 10 years old, and started her first mental health program when she was 13 years of age. Since then, she’s won a number of state and national awards, become youth mayor of her city and launched multiple programs to support young people dealing with mental health issues.

This month is supported by Case IH.

Working Dogs School for mental health

April 6, 2017
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Today we speak with Wayne Flintham, who lost a friend to suicide in 2015. He hadn’t realised his friend was struggling.

Wayne tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about how dogs have helped individuals through adversity and why events like the Working Dogs School are important in raising awareness.

This month is supported by Case IH.

Women in construction

March 29, 2017
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Sarah has worked on across various construction sites for almost two decades, so she knows a thing or two about being a woman in a male dominated industry.

She tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about what it’s like to be a tradeswoman and why she loves it despite the challenges.

This month is supported by Australian Women in Agriculture.

President of the Australian Women in Ag

March 22, 2017
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Sarah left the lights of Brisbane to became a dairy farmer in Victoria. Since then, she has learned a lot about finding your way in a new community, starting a farming business almost from scratch and the value of empowering women in ag.

She tells Kendi Burness-Cowan about how Australian Women in Agriculture is working to inform and enable women in the agri sector.

This month is supported by the Australian Women in Agriculture.

The Invisible Farmer Project

March 15, 2017
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Today we speak with Liza Dale-Hallet, Lead Curator of the Invisible Farmer Project, the largest ever study of Australian women on the land.  

The projects aims to shine a light on the untold stories of women living and working on the land who have contributed to keeping Ag and rural communities together.

This month is supported by The Australian Women in Agriculture.