Ross is nuts about pecans

ROSS Burling grew up on a wheat farm just down the road from the Stahmann family’s sprawling pecan orchard, Trawalla. Growing pecans fascinated Ross because it was so very different to Moree’s usual wheat and cotton crops. So when he was 16 Ross started an apprenticeship with the Stahmanns, learning the pecan business from a family who first grew pecans in New Mexico in … [Read more...]

Life through a farmer’s lens

ALEC ‘Butch’ Walker’s family grazing property is 960km from Brisbane and it takes six hours to drive the perimeter of the 22,250ha farm. The organic beef property that’s been in the Walker family since 1959, is 35km from the remote QLD town of Blackall and by most people’s standards it’s isolated. The crippling drought has meant a tough few years for Butch, his mum Peta and … [Read more...]

Sherrill’s breaking down barriers

Sherrill Stivano was raised on a cattle property north of Roma. Agriculture is in her blood and it’s an industry she knows and understands intimately. But while Australian farmers are good at producing healthy, safe food for the nation, Sherrill realised they weren’t so good at communicating what they did and how they did it. In fact their communication skills with the … [Read more...]

Rice just as sweet for cane farmers

When you've been farming a certain crop in a certain way for as long as you can remember, the temptation is to stick with what you know. But like most things in life, nothing in farming stays the same and if farmers are to survive in an increasingly competitive market place they have to consider new crops and new ways of farming. Farming smarter, not harder is the motto … [Read more...]

carrot + beer = media sensation

I carrot beer it anymore! Talk about hopping mad. The story about the carrot beer collaboration between Four Hearts Brewing and Kalfresh Vegetables has been insane. This week craft brewer, Wade Curtis, and my hubby Richard, appeared on The Today Show and The Project. Wade also did more radio interviews and the story has been followed up by more online … [Read more...]