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Beyond the Farm Gate is a show where we shine a light on great Australian stories in agriculture. On the show, you'll hear from farmers who've survived challenges like fire, flood, and drought; farmers who run innovative and unique agribusinesses; and farmers who are balancing work and family in rural Australia. You'll be inspired hearing their stories, and pick up some insights along the way. Produced by Rural Bank.

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    • 5.0 • 69 Ratings

Beyond the Farm Gate is a show where we shine a light on great Australian stories in agriculture. On the show, you'll hear from farmers who've survived challenges like fire, flood, and drought; farmers who run innovative and unique agribusinesses; and farmers who are balancing work and family in rural Australia. You'll be inspired hearing their stories, and pick up some insights along the way. Produced by Rural Bank.

    How to work towards owning your own farm

    How to work towards owning your own farm

    Sam Marwood grew up on a 180-hectare dairy farm in rural Victoria and assumed that when he grew up, he would inherit the family property. His dreams were dashed when he learnt that his parents would be selling up to finance their retirement.

    Like many other Australians, Sam assumed that without land to inherit, owning a farm would be impossible. But after fifteen years of working in government, Sam decided to follow his childhood dreams and make a change. He now runs Cultivate Farms, a social enterprise match-making service that connects aspiring farmers with retiring farmers and investors. As it turns out, there are other ways to work towards owning your own farm.

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    • 31 min
    Overcoming challenges and new beginnings

    Overcoming challenges and new beginnings

    Glenden Watts is a seventh-generation farmer on the 2,500-acre Glengower farm in Central Victoria, which his family have owned since the 1870s. Traditionally a mixed sheep and cropping operation, in the last couple of decades it's become a cropping dominant operation.

    Glenden studied at Marcus Oldham College before returning to the family farm in 2013, excited and ready to put what he'd learnt into practice. But upon his return, he faced a string of bad luck. Juggling bushfires, drought and a young family, he realised that something had to change.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

BekMac1802 ,

Fantastic insights

What an amazing podcast! Thank you Sam for sharing your story! You have such a passion for farming which shone throughout this podcast and your determination and drive for farming is inspirational!

Tristan1425 ,

Real and raw

Awesome first episode for this new series ! Real and raw first hand story from a young farmer, definitely relatable and very insightful. Will add it to my list of podcasts for sure.

ZH1518 ,

Informative

A very informative podcast on the challenges and triumphs in Australian agriculture

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