20 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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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.

    Why these farmers are all getting naked [REBROADCAST]

    Why these farmers are all getting naked [REBROADCAST]

    Original publish date: 22 Dec 2020.

    Social media can sometimes be seen as the creator of social problems, especially when it comes to mental health. But farmer Ben Brooksby decided to use it in a positive … yet unconventional way. As a result of a cheeky photoshoot with a friend, he started The Naked Farmer — an Instagram page that has over 100,000 followers.

    Ben believes using social media positively can change your mental health. And in this episode, he talks about the growing impact that The Naked Farmer movement is making. As he says, "It takes guts to take your gear off … as it takes guts to talk about mental health."

     

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    • 29 min
    Why you should thank a farmer for your next meal

    Why you should thank a farmer for your next meal

    Sam Johnston, like most rural kids, was shipped off to a Sydney boarding school which is where he first became aware of the disconnect between the product and consumer.

    In this episode, Sam shares how these experiences inspired him and his mate to start #thankafarmerforyournextmeal, a social media campaign-turned-movement with the goal to showcase the Australian ag industry while educating folks on where their food comes from.

     

    Resources and links:
    Thank A Farmer For Your Next Meal

     

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    • 28 min
    Challenging Australia's drinking culture

    Challenging Australia's drinking culture

    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.

     

    Mental health support:

    If you need mental health support, please visit your local hospital emergency department or contact the following support services:
    Lifeline: 13 11 14
    ​Family Drug Support: 1300 368 186
    Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
    MensLine: 1300 789 978
    Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800

     

    Resources and links:
    Sober in the Country
    SITC Bush Tribe

     

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    • 50 min
    Why agriculture holds such diverse and exciting career opportunities

    Why agriculture holds such diverse and exciting career opportunities

    Amelia (Milly) Nolan is the Event Coordinator for The Livestock Collective, an organisation with a vision to increase connection to, and understanding of, agriculture in the wider community.

    While that’s her official role, her knowledge and passion sit firmly within agriculture. In this episode, Milly shares her first-hand connection to agriculture, why she believes advocacy is so important, and her experience of flourishing in what is often seen as a male-dominated industry.

     

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    • 27 min
    When the hustle pays off

    When the hustle pays off

    Morgan Dahl is a hardworking, fifth-generation farmer from Queensland (amongst several other occupations!). When Morgan was younger, he embraced his entrepreneurial side intending to save enough money to buy his first farm. He now has a holding of 2,200 acres and continues to work off-farm while still helping on the family beef cattle farm in Miriam Vale.

    From running an importing business to working as a qualified electrical technician, Morgan knows how to hustle and put a plan into action. In this episode, he shares how his first property was a 600-acre tree farm that required refurbishing to remove 400 acres of failed Tasmanian hybrid trees. The property now successfully runs beef cattle and has given Morgan leverage to buy a second property.

     

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    • 32 min
    Gaining ground with regenerative agriculture

    Gaining ground with regenerative agriculture

    Rachael Treasure is a regenerative agriculturalist at Ripple Farms Partners, as well as a best-selling author. Her first novel — Jillaroo — forged a new genre, kick-starting a boom in rural women’s fiction.

    In this episode, Rachael shares her journey from agriculture, through journalism, and back to agriculture. She also shares her personal experience of the gender divide in the industry. And we also discuss how, together with her fiance Daniel, she’s regenerating a run-down farm, paying careful attention to soil ecology and sustainable practices and inspiring other farmers to do the same.

     

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    • 29 min

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