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Generation Ag

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Generation Ag is the podcast for anyone interested in life working in primary industries. From beef to berries, agvocacy to Australian politics, if it affects the next generation, we're going to talk about it!

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Zach Whale: Policy, Advocacy, and Parenthood

May 2nd, 2021

56:47

Zach Whale (T @zachwhale) manages Grain Growers’ policy and advocacy efforts working to ensure the right policy settings for Australia’s grain …

Crawford Fund Series: Zoie Jones

April 29th, 2021

31:53

Zoie Jones (T: @zoie_jones) started her journalism career at the ABC’s Triple J in Melbourne. Little did she know that her career path would lead her …

Luke De Laeter: Luke's Bees

April 25th, 2021

45:21

Luke De Laeter (I: @Buzz_ed_Australia) is a qualified beekeeper who is sharing his passion of bees and biodiversity. In 2020, he was lucky enough to win the Beazley Medal VET and the Australian Meeting of Young …

Camilla Herbig: RAMHP and Tractor Snacks

April 18th, 2021

35:45

Camilla Herbig (I: @tractorsnacks) hails from Collie in central western NSW, and is the founder of Tractor Snacks – an Instagram page sharing meal …

Guillaume Jourdain: Bilberry

April 11th, 2021

41:30

Guillaume Jourdain (e: guillaume@bilberry.io) is the co-founder and CEO of Bilberry (W: bilberry.io), a French startup that develops Green on Green camera systems to spray herbicides only on the weeds. Born and raised …

Ben Cavanagh: Northern Cropping

April 4th, 2021

31:49

Ben Cavanagh (IG: @ben_cavanagh_) grew up on a broadacre cropping and livestock property just South of Perth in Quindanning, W.A. After heading to …

Big Farmer Andy

March 28th, 2021

34:39

Andy (I: @big_farmer_andy) is a third generation dairy farmer, with dairy farming roots dating back centuries in Holland and Aus. He starting using …

Crawford Fund Series: Anneliese Austin

March 24th, 2021

34:33

Anneliese Austin is an environmental science graduate from Southern Cross University who is currently working with Bees for Sustainable Livelihoods, conducting her PhD research on gender equity in beekeeping in Papua …

Josie Clarke: Ability Agriculture

March 21st, 2021

31:25

Originally from Kempsey, NSW, Josie Clarke (I: @Ability_Agriculture) works in crop research, her Dad been in a wheelchair since sheI was 5 years old.

Farmer Tom UK

March 14th, 2021

57:47

Having spent 10 years working in the film industry, Tom Martin (F: @FarmerTomUK) returned home to the family farm, a regereative, predominantly …

Alexander Chuck: Pharm Robotics

March 7th, 2021

34:33

Alexander Chuck (I: @alikachuck), a Chapman University graduate, is cofounder and chief financial officer of Pharm Robotics, a startup that's developing a $300,000 robot to handle injections for the dairy industry. His …

Jen Hartmann: John Deere Global

February 28th, 2021

54:45

Jen Hartmann (T: @jenalyson) is responsible for protecting and improving John Deere’s reputation by leading an enterprise social media and public relations strategy for Deere.

Jen has over 25 years of experience in …

Crawford Fund Series: Kayla Lochner

February 25th, 2021

45:02

Kayla is passionate about food systems and agrarian livelihoods, with a particular focus on the dynamics of how food is produced and consumed in …

Jessica Wallace: Advocacy and a Voice

February 21st, 2021

31:06

Originating from rural Victoria, Jessica Wallace (T: WAFarmersGrains) has a diverse background working across multiple industries including media, …

Jock Barnett: Sustainability and Profitability

February 14th, 2021

47:03

As a third generation farmer on their family property, Jock Barnett's (I: @j_c_barnett) biggest focus is creating a profitable and sustainable farming operation for the future. With Climate Change and social license …

Jordan Sprigg: Metal Artist

February 7th, 2021

37:52

Jordan Sprigg is based in country Western Australia. Sprigg uses recycled metals found from retired machinery, scrap heaps and clearance sales. Some …

Lach McClymont: Outback Ringer

January 31st, 2021

41:50

Lach McClymont (I: @lach_mcclymont_88) is a stockman working on a station in the Kimberley 
Over the last 10 year he has been working in the beef …

Alex Thomas: The Health and Safety Hangover

January 24th, 2021

33:10

Inspired by her experiences as a part-time carer for her disabled father as a result of his life’s work in agriculture, Alex Thomas (IG:

Ellie Bigwood: Wool and World Travels

January 17th, 2021

55:34

There are few things that Ellie Bigwood (IG: @ellie_bigwood) is more passionate about than wool. She grew up surrounded by wool on a sheep and …

Kim Byrnes: Drought and Taking the Driving Seat

December 20th, 2020

1:01:00

**Last episode for 2020 // We'll be back on Jan 18**

Kim Byrnes (I: @kim.byrnes) is a 26 year old Operations Manager of her parents farm 15,000 acre …

Cameron Stone: Cherries and Choices

December 13th, 2020

35:19

Cameron Stone (LkIn: Cameron Stone) moved to Hobart 2 years ago to follow his partner who had relocated for work. An opportunity came up to complete …

Steven of Piacun Farm

December 6th, 2020

37:23

23 year old Steven Piacun (I: @piacunfarm_) is a Horticulture Farmer based out of Albany WA. Having grown up in the region on a livestock property, …

Elle Moyle: The Vet with Many Hats

November 29th, 2020

36:05

At 27, Elle Moyle (I: @elsey_park_farm) bought her first property (and then learnt how to farm). She spent two years renovating a very rundown property while managing 1000 composite ewes and 50 Angus cattle. She …

David Egerton-Warburton: Agrimaster

November 22nd, 2020

50:21

David Egerton-Warburton (T: @dewmg) is the CEO of Mastergroup who are better known for their very popular agricultural financial software, …

RRR Network Episode 12: Kendall Galbraith

November 20th, 2020

55:02

Kendall Galbraith (T: @Kendall_GALB) comes from an international and political research background from both Curtin and Edith Cowan University. Her …

Emma Moss: Life on a Station

November 15th, 2020

36:53

Emma Moss (I: @life_on_a_station) grew up on a small farm near Pittsworth. She went to The Glennie School in Toowoomba where she graduated in 2015. …

Phil Larwill: Provenir

November 8th, 2020

53:33

Phil Larwill (I: @provenirmeat) is a veterinarian, with 30 years experience in livestock and domestic animal medicine and surgery across Australia and the globe, predominantly in Victoria. He co-owned an innovative vet …

Charleton Glenn: Raising the profile of rice

November 1st, 2020

38:14

Charleton Glenn (I: @charleton.glenn) grew up on a farm in the southern Riverina of NSW on a mixed cropping farm with Rice, sheep and mixed cereals. …

RRR Network Episode 11: Tress Walmsley

October 29th, 2020

44:59

Tress Walmsley (T: @TressWalmsley) was appointed as the InterGrain CEO in August 2012. Having joined the business at inception, Tress has played an …

Blake McFarlane: Blake's Chooks and Eggs

October 25th, 2020

29:20

Blake McFarlane (I: @blakeschooksandeggs), 14 of Forest Hill started Blake’s Chooks and Eggs in 2017 as a hobby. In 2019, it became an ethical, sustainable, free-ranging egg farm, with show breeding and winning stock. …

James Culleton: A Career Move

October 18th, 2020

37:30

James Culleton (I: @james_culleton) grew up on a Farm just outside of Williams in Western Australia. After attending boarding school in Perth and not …

RRR Network Episode 10: Caroline Robinson

October 11th, 2020

43:47

Caroline Robinson is an advocate for rural communities and the businesses, leaders and organisations within them. She is solutions focused, a …

Calum Watt: Barley 2.0

October 4th, 2020

46:05

Calum Watt (T: @Calumwatt12) grew up on a small hobby farm in Harvey, in the southwest of Western Australia. From a young age he developed a passion …

Tori Kopke: Rural Business and Big Ideas Rural

September 28th, 2020

31:38

Tori Kopke (I: @tori.kopke) is a wife, mother, Texan transplant, and small business coach based on the family farm in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia. With over 15 years of experience is small business, with half of …

Lachlan Hunter: Turning up and getting involved

September 20th, 2020

32:39

Lachlan Hunter (T: @lachlanhunter) hails from a mixed cropping and livestock farm near Bruce Rock in Western Australia’s Central Wheatbelt region.

He …

Callum Wesley: Asking questions

September 13th, 2020

32:21

Callum Wesley (I: @callum_wesley, T: @callum_wesley) is an innovative farmer, agricultural inventor and rural role model. Callum is currently running …

RRR Network Episode 9: Danielle England

September 10th, 2020

49:52

Danielle England (T: @EnglandDanielle) is a recognised leader within Australian agriculture based in the South East of South Australia. She works …

Rebecca Barry: COVID and Crossing the Border

August 30th, 2020

38:51

Rebecca Barry (I: @raisingourkidsontheland) is a farmer, running a livestock operation with her partner Matt at Apsley, Western Victoria. She's a Mum of two kids, Oliver (3) and Charlotte (1). They're in a unique …

RRR Network Episode 8: Tanya Dupagne

August 26th, 2020

52:50

Tanya Dupagne (T: @campkulin) has spent the past 15 years running camp and youth activity programs for at risk children in Australia, America, South …

Mary O'Brien: Are you bogged mate?

August 23rd, 2020

38:47

Mary O’Brien (T: @spraydriftgirl) is a passionate advocate for agriculture. Being raised on the land, she understands the diverse challenges faced by …

Peter Vallance: The Mallee Boy

August 16th, 2020

34:49

Peter Vallance (TT: @malleeboy3490) is a farmer living on a 24,000 acre property in the north west corner of Victoria in the Mallee region.

As of …

RRR Network Episode 7: Jackie Jarvis

August 12th, 2020

1:09:15

The daughter of UK & Irish immigrants Jackie Jarvis (T: @Jarvis_Jackie) (nee Mullins) grew up in in the northern Perth suburb of Wanneroo, where …

Michaela Hendry: The power of your network and saying "yes"

August 9th, 2020

35:04

Michaela Hendry (T: @MichaelaHendry, I: @michaela_hendry) is a 22 year old young woman on an agricultural mission. She grew up in the small Western …

Bennet Forrester and Demi Robinson: Catel

August 2nd, 2020

33:01

Bennet Forrester, born and raised in the Kimberly region of Western Australia and Demi Robinson from Cobar in Far Western NSW now living in Perth WA together with their team Mark & Bec Sadler and Harry Patel are …

RRR Network Episode 6: Lauren Bell

July 30th, 2020

44:07

Lauren Bell’s (Fb: Waste Not Food Recycling) journey from Sydney-sider, to station hand to fly-farmer, helps demonstrate that inexperience is no barrier   to a rural experience. Also, that there is a diverse range of …

Hugh Dawson: How a gap year became a career

July 26th, 2020

39:00

Hugh Dawson (T: @HPJDAWSON, I: @hpjdawson) grew up on a relatively small hobby farm in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. He had nothing to do …

Sally Murfet: Inspire AG

July 19th, 2020

36:15

Sally Murfet (I: @inspireagaus) is a farmers' daughter with red dirt running through her veins. With more than 20 years' experience working on-farm and with agribusiness companies, she has an innate understanding of …

RRR Network Episode 5: Kendall Whyte

July 16th, 2020

41:22

In November 2018, Kendall Whyte, a 25-year-old woman from the remote country town of Mukinbudin, received the worst news anyone could hear. Her …

Kaitlin Trebley: ProcessWorx Farm Safety and HR

July 12th, 2020

31:44

Kaitlin Trebley is a Farm HR Advisor for Processworx. She works with a variety of Farmers Around WA to implement HR and Safety plans in accordance …

BONUS EPISODE: Shannon Beattie

July 9th, 2020

32:02

Shannon Beattie is a country kid born in the city. At least, that's how she's always felt. For most of her life, she's pursued her career as a journalist, eventually realising her country kid dreams by joining the Farm …

Oli Le Lievre: Humans of Agriculture

July 5th, 2020

28:22

Oli's career has seen him responsible for Business Development of Aglive, a Tech start-up providing solutions for farmers and supply chain …

RRR Network Episode 4: Lucy Anderton

July 2nd, 2020

49:52

Lucy Anderton, Albany - farms in partnership with her husband in a broad acre mixed farming enterprise. As an agriculture economist she recognised …

Byron Milne: A Journey Full Circle

June 28th, 2020

54:34

Byron Milne grew up on a diverse family farming enterprise in Zimbabwe, Africa. But his family's worst nightmare changed their life, causing them to  pack up everything and get on plane to Australia when Byron and his …

Elle Fordyce: Beef and Big Lessons

June 21st, 2020

29:47

Elle Fordyce (I: @ellefordyce__) was first exposed to agriculture after visiting a family friend's farm a lot as a child. She then went on to help …

RRR Network Episode 3: Jo Ashworth

June 17th, 2020

1:15:25

Jo Ashworth is a Kalannie girl through and through. Born and raised in the small Western Australian farming town, some 300 k’s from Perth, she grew up on her parent’s farm. Just like most kids in the area, she went off …

Lucy Burrows: Get Agducated

June 14th, 2020

27:35

Lucy grew up Batemans Bay on the south coast of NSW and didn’t have an agricultural background but decided she was interested in environmental …

Sarah Nolet: Start Ups and Starting Out

June 7th, 2020

25:59

Sarah Nolet (T: @svnoles) is an internationally recognized food systems innovation expert, the CEO and Founder of AgThentic, a global food and …

RRR Network Episode 2: Belinda Lay

June 3rd, 2020

1:10:09

Belinda is based on a mixed grain and sheep farming enterprise. Her project is based around Internet of Things, a trial of sheep collars and how the …

Sam Wan: Wool for Everyday

May 31st, 2020

35:34

Sam Wan is a Wool industry professional working as a Wool Broker, Wool Business Specialist & Auctioneer. Sam is becoming the wool industry’s true …

Matt Champness: Small Holder Farming and Food Security

May 25th, 2020

28:36

It never ceases to amaze us how much energy the youth of our agriculture industry have here in Australia, and this person is no exception. Matt …

RRR Network Episode 1: Cara Peek

May 21st, 2020

1:13:41

Welcome to the very first episode of our partnered podcast series with the RRR Network of Western Australia (T: @RRRNetwork). We are delighted to bring you this series inspired by the incredible women who live and work …

Michael Fox: Fable Food Co

May 17th, 2020

31:59

Michael Fox is an entrepreneur who grew up in Queensland. He has been involved in multiple businesses, but his vegetarian health journey lead him …

Caitlyn Vayro: Farmer Mental Health

May 10th, 2020

21:41

** TRIGGER WARNING - SUICIDE AND MENTAL HEALTH **

Today’s guest is Dr Caitlyn Vayro (T: @Caitlin_Vayro). Caitlyn is a 26 year-old researcher based in …

Aidan Connolly: A Career in AgTech

May 3rd, 2020

29:01

Aidan Connolly joined Cainthus as CEO in January 2019 but is often referred to as the fourth founder given his involvement with the company since its …

Amy Fay: Dairy and Side Hustles

April 26th, 2020

25:45

Amy Fay is the Strategic Projects Manager for Murray Dairy. A big part of Amy’s work is understanding the future of irrigation in the region and how dairy businesses can operate sustainably in a water limited future.

Tony Hunter: Food Futurist

April 19th, 2020

26:38

Tony Hunter is a Global Futurist, Consultant and Speaker specialising in the future of food. But Tony is a passionate believer that AgriFood Tech …

George Chapman: A Regenerative Future

April 13th, 2020

22:13

Today’s guest is 24 year-old George Chapman (@georgechap). George is on a mission to educate our next generation of primary producers about circular …

Genevieve Griffin-George: PICMI

April 5th, 2020

21:24

Today, we’re excited to be talking to Genevieve Griffin-George, a real global citizen on a mission to solve one of primary industry’s biggest …

Hon. Minister Alannah MacTiernan MLC: An Update on COVID-19 and Ag

April 1st, 2020

29:22

We were joined by Hon. Alannah Mactiernan MLC, Western Australia's Agricultural Minster to talk about the COVID-19 crisis and how it is impacting the …

Jared Brown: IBM

March 29th, 2020

26:13

Jared Brown is currently Global Agribusiness Executive with IBM. He is a passionate evangelist for AI, machine learning and remote sensing technology …

Harris Thompson: Agriculture in the Age of COVID-19

March 24th, 2020

29:20

We got hold of Harris Thompson, National Rural Ambassador, to share his story and also chat about the current situation in relation to COVID-19. …

Monica Chetty: Pardoo Beef Corporation

March 22nd, 2020

25:47

Today's interview is with Monica Chetty, Director of Strategic Partnerships with Pardoo Beef Corporation. Pardoo Beef Corporation was formed to purchase Pardoo Station, in WA’s Pilbara region in 2015. The station forms …

George Stacey: Custodianship and Careers

March 15th, 2020

23:36

George Stacey is a 26 year old Queenslander with a blood-deep passion for agriculture. Growing up on a cattle station in North West Queensland, he …

Maddison Clonan: Mangoes and Making a Difference

March 8th, 2020

37:08

Maddison is a research scientist within the Plant Industries Development branch of the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources. She studies the impact of climate change on mango flowering in …

Zoe Hayes: Dust Off Depression

March 1st, 2020

44:07

Zoe Hayes describes herself as a 1994 model jillaroo with a passion for mental health. After losing her Mum to suicide just shy of her 18th birthday, she's been on a mission in rural industries trying to make some noise …

Sam Johnston: Thank a Farmer for Your Next Meal

February 23rd, 2020

25:57

Sam Johnston can be described as an agricultural enthusiast and young industry trailblazer who has one aim - to showcase where Australian food and …

Hayley Dawson: The Rural Naturopath

February 16th, 2020

25:38

Hayley Dawson is a naturopath with a passion for the bush. Her clients and followers know her as The Rural Naturopath (@theruralnaturopath). Hayley …

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC: WA Minister for Agriculture and Food

February 9th, 2020

48:10

Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC is Western Australia's Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture and Food; Ports; Minister assisting the Minister …

Jen Egerton-Warburton: Lucinda's Everlastings

February 2nd, 2020

34:10

Jen grew up on a family farm in Broomehill. After studying agricultural science at the university of WA, like so many of her peers, began her …

Mick Gould: Doing what you can

January 26th, 2020

34:00

Most people would know Mick Gould (@mick_gould86) as the lovable larrikin from the 2019 season of popular TV show, Married at First Sight. But …

Jamie Nykiel: More than "just" a city kid

January 19th, 2020

38:45

Growing up on the beaches of the Gold Coast, Jamie’s childhood dream was to be a vet. Despite the 23 year-old’s father wanting her to be a violinist, …

Jimmy Bidstrup: Country Calling

January 12th, 2020

30:25

James or “Jimmy” Bidstrup is a 22 year-old agronomist currently living and working in the Esperance Port Zone of Western Australia. A passionate …

Kate McBride: Water Warrior

December 22nd, 2019

38:46

Kate McBride is a fifth-generation grazier from Western NSW. She was born and brought up on Tolarno Station, a 500,000-acre sheep property located …

Sam Marwood: Cultivate Farms

December 15th, 2019

32:25

Sam Marwood is a community driven problem solver from central Victoria who is redefining the farming and agriculture industry. With a background in …

Tom Curnow: From Fire to Farming

December 8th, 2019

44:14

Tom Curnow is a 22 year old independent farmer from Scaddan, Western Australia. In 2015, there was a series of Esperance bushfires burning from 15 to …

Holly Ludeman and John Cunnington: The Livestock Collective

December 1st, 2019

52:56

The Livestock Collective has been created in an effort to improve transparency along the sheep and cattle live export trades’ supply chains amid the …

Aimee Snowden: Little Brick Pastoral

November 24th, 2019

30:51

Aimee was raised on an irrigation farm in the southern Riverina where she is based today. When she returned home to the family farm, after working in accounting and irrigation, she discovered LEGO® photography online …

Bec Bignell: Rural Room and Raindance

November 17th, 2019

40:20

Bec grew up on a farm in Kojonup, in regional Western Australia and has worked in film and media for twelve years, most recently at the ABC (Sydney) as Partnership Executive. She produced the exciting, new female series …

Inaya Stone: Farmers Across Borders

November 10th, 2019

24:45

Inaya grew up on a family farm in the Wheatbelt and moved to Esperance, WA when she was a teenager. She has always loved agriculture and is currently …

We've had enough

November 8th, 2019

40:08

**TRIGGER WARNING - SEXUAL HARASSMENT**

Kayla and Lavinia got together to chat about an issue that has lots of us fed up: sexism and sexual …

Ian Wilson: Fremantle Egg Company

November 3rd, 2019

33:02

Ian Wilson is a third generation Egg Farmer from Fremantle Egg Company (@fremantleeggcompany), a small enterprise that has been farmed by his family since horse and plough was the norm. We were delighted to chat to him …

Callan Daley: Perceptions of Agriculture

October 27th, 2019

36:25

Many know Callan Daley from his compelling presentation at evokeAg 2019. Callan is a 21 year old, passionate about dispelling the negative …

Camille Camp: The Cattleman's Daughter

October 20th, 2019

28:44

Camille Camp is a 28 year old, fourth generation stockwoman working in the remote Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Many will know her from …

Kendall Whyte: The Blue Tree Project

October 20th, 2019

33:45

**TRIGGER WARNING - SUICIDE**
Kendall Whyte tragically lost her brother in late 2018 to suicide. In this episode, Kendall tells us how a practical joke played by brother became a beacon for mental health awareness in the …

Jarrad Hubbard: The Wheatbelt Stocky

October 20th, 2019

30:44

Jarrad Hubbard is a 31 year old stock agent and auctioneer from Bruce Rock in Western Australia. In this episode, we chat with Jarrad about what it's …

Introduction: What qualifies us?

October 14th, 2019

16:25

Welcome to the Generation Ag Podcast - we are SO excited to meet you! In our first episode, Kayla and Lavinia get down to it, chatting about why the Generation Ag Podcast exists, and how we got here. Don't forget to …

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