28 episodes

Seeds for Success is a show where we have a good yarn about ag life with producers who are having a go. On the show, you'll hear from farmers in New South Wales who are out there battling the elements, making tough calls and getting the job done. You'll get a laugh out of some of their stories, and also pick-up some know-how along the way. Produced by Central West Local Land Services.

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Seeds for Success is a show where we have a good yarn about ag life with producers who are having a go. On the show, you'll hear from farmers in New South Wales who are out there battling the elements, making tough calls and getting the job done. You'll get a laugh out of some of their stories, and also pick-up some know-how along the way. Produced by Central West Local Land Services.

    Introducing our new 'Seeds for Success' team

    Introducing our new 'Seeds for Success' team

    To celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of Seeds for Success, three new dynamic and interesting characters are being welcomed onto the team.

    In this episode, we introduce our new Seeds for Success team members and ask them to share a little of their background with our listeners. You’ll also hear why they are so passionate about working alongside our farmers to build a secure and successful future for agriculture and natural resources in our region.

    Local Land Services Mixed Farming Officer Callen Thompson gathered together Jasmine Wells, Tim Bartimote and Rohan Leach for this fun, introductory chat.

     

    Get in touch:
    Callen Thompson via email or Twitter
    Jasmine Wells via email
    Tim Bartimote via email or Twitter
    Rohan Leach via email or Twitter

     

    Connect:
    Central West LLS website
    Central West LLS on Facebook
    Central West LLS on Twitter
    Central West LLS on YouTube

     

    The views contained in this podcast series are not necessarily endorsed by Central West Local Land Services. Listeners are advised to contact their local office to discuss their individual situation.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 26 min
    Ag stars: The value of young, enthusiastic leaders in the farming industry

    Ag stars: The value of young, enthusiastic leaders in the farming industry

    Maria Thompson is an agricultural consultant based in Coonabarabran and just happens to also be the wife of Callen Thompson, our Mixed Farming Officer and podcaster.

    As luck would have it, COVID restrictions had Callen looking within his own lockdown zone for the next Seeds for Success interview and as you’ll hear, Maria is a woman of many talents with an inspiring tale to tell.

    In this episode, Maria describes the path that led to creating her own agricultural consultancy and how the opportunities she was offered during her early career have been instrumental in setting her professional purpose to build greater opportunities for young agricultural professionals within the industry.

     

    Resources and links:
    Rising Champions | Cattle Council of Australia
    Building careers in the meat industry | Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association (ICMJ)

     

    Connect:
    Central West LLS website
    Central West LLS on Facebook
    Central West LLS on Twitter
    Central West LLS on YouTube

     

    The views contained in this podcast series are not necessarily endorsed by Central West Local Land Services. Listeners are advised to contact their local office to discuss their individual situation.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 24 min
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained: From shearing sheep to running 6,500 acres [REBROADCAST]

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained: From shearing sheep to running 6,500 acres [REBROADCAST]

    Original publish date: 27 Oct 2020.

    Today, we're taking you back down memory lane. Remember Jarrod and Emma Amery, the super positive duo who own and lease more than 6,500 acres around Forbes in Central West NSW, while keeping up with their six lively kids?

    Well, earlier this year Jarrod and Emma were rewarded for all their hard work when they were named as finalists in the Cropping Farmer of the Year Award. To celebrate their success, we decided to revisit our chat with Jarrod and Emma from last year.

    In this episode, you'll hear how Jarrod went from being a local shearer to securing his dream farm. But as Jarrod and Emma describe, this journey wasn't always without its challenges. It's taken a lot of hard work, a can-do attitude, and most importantly, some well-timed decisions.

    Local Land Services District Vet Jill Kelly sat down with Jarrod and Emma for this chat during a brief break in one of their busy working days.

     

    Resources and links:
    Check for foot problems in sheep
    Footrot in Sheep and Goats
    Animal biosecurity

     

    Connect:
    Central West LLS website
    Central West LLS on Facebook
    Central West LLS on Twitter
    Central West LLS on YouTube

     

    The views contained in this podcast series are not necessarily endorsed by Central West Local Land Services. Listeners are advised to contact their local office to discuss their individual situation.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 34 min
    From shearer to boss: One couple’s journey to farm ownership at Gulargambone

    From shearer to boss: One couple’s journey to farm ownership at Gulargambone

    Darrell Jordison, along with his wife Kylie, own "Barnagrotty". Together, they farm 4,000 acres and run 400 cows at Gulargambone.

    Unusually, Darrell and Kylie didn't grow up rural. In this episode, Darrell shares Kylie and his journey from growing up in suburban Sydney to running their own farm and getting the chance to travel the world along the way.

    You'll also hear how a rare illness has given Darrell a new outlook on life. And how his story goes to show that working hard, learning from others and being willing to try new things can lead to success.

    Central West Local Land Services Mixed Farm Advisor Callen Thompson sat down with Darrell at home on "Barnagrotty" as he shared his story.

     

    Resources and links:
    Young Farmer Business Program

     

    Connect:
    Central West LLS website
    Central West LLS on Facebook
    Central West LLS on Twitter
    Central West LLS on YouTube

     

    The views contained in this podcast series are not necessarily endorsed by Central West Local Land Services. Listeners are advised to contact their local office to discuss their individual situation.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Creep feeding: Meeting the market, regardless of the season

    Creep feeding: Meeting the market, regardless of the season

    Norton Crane runs 200 cows and 500 sheep over 1,400 hectares, just south of Coonabarabran, in partnership with his wife Judi. Norton is well known as a capable cattleman, previously managing Hartley Grazing Company, a beef cattle business covering over 10,000 hectares with farms at New Mollyan and Hartley.

    In this episode, Norton discusses how creep feeding calves has enabled him to meet his target markets irrespective of the season while taking pressure off his breeders.

    Norton spoke to Mixed Farm Advisor Callen Thompson over a cup of tea and some delicious pumpkin soup at the kitchen table at "Bannockburn".

     

    Resources and links:
    Creep feeding beef calves

     

    Connect:
    Central West LLS website
    Central West LLS on Facebook
    Central West LLS on Twitter
    Central West LLS on YouTube

     

    The views contained in this podcast series are not necessarily endorsed by Central West Local Land Services. Listeners are advised to contact their local office to discuss their individual situation.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 min
    Rising from the ashes: The importance of community in building resilience

    Rising from the ashes: The importance of community in building resilience

    David and Suellen Taylor join us for an emotional episode about rebuilding after losing their home in a devastating fire.

    The Taylors run merino sheep and grow dual-purpose oats across 1,600 ha on their property Myola, just out of Trundle, NSW.

    In this episode, David and Suellen share how important their community was after they lost their home. They share the story of their long journey to recovery and how building their new family home has helped them to reflect on the importance of their local community. David and Suellen also discuss their new appreciation for the value of matching both your natural and personal environments in one harmonious system.

    Local Land Service Mixed Farm Advisor, Callen Thompson, sat down for this emotional chat in one of the sunniest spots within the Taylor's incredible new home.

     

    Resources and links:
    The Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP)

     

    Connect:
    Central West LLS website
    Central West LLS on Facebook
    Central West LLS on Twitter
    Central West LLS on YouTube

     

    The views contained in this podcast series are not necessarily endorsed by Central West Local Land Services. Listeners are advised to contact their local office to discuss their individual situation.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min

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