2014 Farmer of the Year
FARMERS from across the southeast of Australia are gearing up for Farmer of the Year awards tonight.
GRASS FOCUS Aaron nurses share market
SIMONE SMITH ONE passionate South Gippsland dairy farmer reckons there’s no need to own land to become a success.
FIONA MYERS MICHAEL McCormack puts great store in knowing all he can about his herd.
ALEX SAMPSON HE’S only 26 but he runs the biggest organic farm in Victoria — if not Australia — and has plans to keep expanding.
FIONA MYERS GEOFF and Jill Chapman could join the circus with the amount of juggling that’s been needed in the past year.
SARAH HUDSON AS PRESIDENT of the Australian Asparagus Council and one of the nation’s largest growers, Joe Vizzarri often gets asked if he’s stressed.
FIONA MYERS DAVID Cook looks outside the square to overcome the lack of water.
FIONA MYERS THIS North East farming family has plenty of aces up its sleeve, writes FIONA MYERS
SARAH HUDSON NEVER ones to be conventional, the Matthews get things mooving, writes SARAH HUDSON
EMMA FIELD THE Bibby family of Berriwillock uses science and technology to serve up its fair share of aces, writes EMMA FIELD.
KATE DOWLER DAVID Farley is one of those names you hear when farmers talk about young up-and-comers.
SARAH HUDSON BARRY Newcomen surveys the luminous green pasture of his Ensay Hereford stud, below a canopy of the bluest of skies.
FIONA MYERS COOKING up a seed production enterprise is just part of the agricultural dynasty of EG Baker and Co.
KATE DOWLER MOCKINYA mixed farmers Andrew and Simone Bell are gearing their business to deal with a dry end to the year.
KATE DOWLER UPDATE: ONE of Victoria’s most renowned whiteface cattle breeders is becoming equally regarded for their sheep.
JAMES WAGSTAFF THE figures well and truly add up for this beef operation on the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula.
KATE DOWLER EXPERIENCE as an agronomist has helped young farmer Tom Sambell adopt a broader perspective.
SARAH HUDSON LOVE to own dairy cows, but don’t want to get up early to milk?
KATE DOWLER SHEEP from Andrew Michael’s South Australian stud are in strong demand across Australia.
SARAH HUDSON A TRAILER load of Dorper sheep is not the most romantic birthday present.
SARAH HUDSON STEPHEN Walter is fond — he confesses — of greeting visitors to his Wimmera cropping farm with a garden fork.
FIONA MYERS NORTH East farmers Justin and Alice Colclough are taking their first steps on their dairying journey.
FIONA MYERS ONE farming enterprise in northern Victoria has used a crop of strategies to make their business successful.
SARAH HUDSON IN ANCIENT mythology, a cornucopia was a magic goat’s horn, overflowing with abundance.
SARAH HUDSON MOST farmers, Bruce Harington-Hawes reckons, like to produce a quality product.
ALEX SAMPSON AFTER years picking tulips for her parents, Els Bakker swore she would never marry a tulip grower.
SIMONE SMITH ANY dairy farmer will tell you a well-reared heifer is crucial to their business.
FIONA MYERS RAISING the bar in sheep productivity is par for the cause for one NSW Riverina sheep producer.
WELCOME to the launch of The Weekly Times Coles 2014 Farmer of the Year awards.
JAMES WAGSTAFF IT’S been a big few months for Lachie and Andrina Graham.
UPDATE: A NORTHERN Victorian property is under quarantine following the death of a cow from anthrax.