44 episodes

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 • 95 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.

    Challenging Australia's drinking culture [BEST OF SERIES]

    Challenging Australia's drinking culture [BEST OF SERIES]

    Original publish date: Tue 06 Jul 2021.

    Shanna Whan is the CEO of Sober in the Country, a national advocacy program for social change in the bush.

    In this episode, Shanna shares her (very) personal journey, from growing up in her local rural scene to her battle with alcohol — which led her to start 'Sober in the Country'. She’s determined to spread the message that ‘It’s ok to say no to a beer’ throughout Australia’s rural communities.

    Shanna has worked as a rural journalist, a jillaroo, and a photographer, which gives her a unique perspective on Australian agricultural communities.

     

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    Resources and links:


    Sober in the Country
    SITC Bush Tribe

     

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    This show is produced in collaboration with Wavelength Creative. Visit wavelengthcreative.com for more information.

    • 50 min
    The entrepreneur with a focus on improving profitability in the livestock industry [BEST OF SERIES]

    The entrepreneur with a focus on improving profitability in the livestock industry [BEST OF SERIES]

    Original publish date: Tue 16 Mar 2021.

    James Walker is a fifth-generation farmer from Longreach in Queensland. In between farming James is an accomplished entrepreneur with a focus on improving profitability in the livestock industry.

    In this episode, you'll hear how innovation has future-proofed James' family farm, how he's diversified his income stream through AgriTourism and AgTech, and how he's creating farming efficiencies that are bringing positive change to the Northern cattle industry and beyond.

     

    Resources and links:


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    Connect:


    Rural Bank website
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    Rural Bank on LinkedIn
    Rural Bank on YouTube

    This show is produced in collaboration with Wavelength Creative. Visit wavelengthcreative.com for more information.

    • 32 min
    Why saying "Yes" took Tom on the ultimate ag-adventure [REBROADCAST]

    Why saying "Yes" took Tom on the ultimate ag-adventure [REBROADCAST]

    Original publish date: Tue 16 Feb 2021.

    Agriculture, why wouldn't you want to be a part of it? So says today's guest, Tom Murphy of Kulin in Western Australia. As you listen to Tom speak, it’s easy to tell that he truly loves farming. And his passion for farming runs deep. It's a passion that's led him on a journey across the Nullarbor and back, working for some of the biggest names in Australian agriculture.

    In this episode, you'll hear Tom speak about his unwavering commitment to community, how saying yes to opportunities has taken him on the ultimate ag-adventure, and how his experience with succession has enabled him to embrace farming without a farm.

     

    Connect:


    Rural Bank website
    Rural Bank on Facebook
    Rural Bank on Twitter
    Rural Bank on LinkedIn
    Rural Bank on YouTube

    This show is produced in collaboration with Wavelength Creative. Visit wavelengthcreative.com for more information.

    • 26 min
    Don't judge a book by it's cover: The therapy donkeys helping a rural community

    Don't judge a book by it's cover: The therapy donkeys helping a rural community

    Kate Nicolson runs Croftdown, a property in Bathurst, where she runs miniature donkeys, highland cows, and Angus beef cattle; with a particular passion for her donkeys. Kate grew up in a traditional farming background, surrounded by sheep, horses, and cattle, which she left to pursue a career in bushfire science, before ultimately being pulled back to rural life.

    In today's episode, Kate details her passion for donkeys and other unusual animals, and how she's found a way of supporting her local community by running tailored therapy programs with the donkeys for the disabled and elderly. Kate explains how her work helps to provide a support service for those in need, and the humble donkey is helping to bring positivity and uniqueness to the ag industry.

     

    Resources and links:


    Croftdown on Instagram

     

    Connect:


    Rural Bank website
    Rural Bank on Facebook
    Rural Bank on Twitter
    Rural Bank on LinkedIn
    Rural Bank on YouTube

    This show is produced in collaboration with Wavelength Creative. Visit wavelengthcreative.com for more information.

    • 18 min
    The benefits of paddock-to-plate food systems

    The benefits of paddock-to-plate food systems

    Dr Rachel Carey is a Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, with expertise in all things food systems. Whilst working as a cook on a remote cattle station in Queensland, UK-local Rachel realised how good the food culture was, and how it was tied directly to how much food was grown near the city. As a result, she's since conducted research on the governance of sustainable food systems, and now leads the Foodprint Melbourne Project, which aims to improve the resilience of Melbourne's food system.

    In today's episode, we hear all about the importance of Melbourne's food-bowl, and what we can do to build a more resilient food system. Plus, some amazing examples of what other countries around the world are doing, and what we can learn from them.

     

    Connect:


    Rural Bank website
    Rural Bank on Facebook
    Rural Bank on Twitter
    Rural Bank on LinkedIn
    Rural Bank on YouTube

    This show is produced in collaboration with Wavelength Creative. Visit wavelengthcreative.com for more information.

    • 31 min
    The Wimmera legend mentoring the next generation of ag graduates

    The Wimmera legend mentoring the next generation of ag graduates

    Greg Kuchel is the Regional Manager of Agribusiness with Rural Bank for both the Wimmera and Mallee regions. Greg also sits on the board of the Birchip Cropping Group — a key industry body for growers in the region. Despite growing up in South Australia, Greg has become well and truly entrenched in Victoria's Wimmera farming community, and he's passionate about not only farming but also supporting young talent emerging in the industry. 

    In today's episode, Greg shares his connection to agriculture, and how he ended up in the Wimmera region. He also talks about his involvement with the Birchip Cropping Group, and discusses the performance of Wimmera farmland prices. Plus, you'll hear how Greg's journey with Rural Bank has come full circle, from starting as a graduate to now mentoring the next generation.

     

    Connect:


    Rural Bank website
    Rural Bank on Facebook
    Rural Bank on Twitter
    Rural Bank on LinkedIn
    Rural Bank on YouTube

    This show is produced in collaboration with Wavelength Creative. Visit wavelengthcreative.com for more information.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

Pretzel... ,

Keeping it real

What an awesome podcast! I love the approach beyond the farm gate takes! Talking to really inspiring people who are more than happy to tell you about their journeys.
Highly recommend!!

Di Matthews ,

A great insight to life on the land

Having had my ancestors coming from the land but being a city girl all my life I find it enlightening and interesting. We should hear more from these very inspiring people that come from an important industry.

Britt.B.1234 ,

Loved the first episode

A great Australian agriculturally focused podcast with real raw emotion shown to hear just how life on the land is and the decisions farmers face everyday.

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