2012 Farmer of the Year
WHEN Eric and Theo Jacometti from Boomaroo Nurseries accepted their Farmer of the Year award in February they promised to share.
YIELDS have improved this season on Phil Crabtree's property thanks to timely fertiliser applications, writes PETER HEMPHILL
POUND for pound, goats are punching above their weight when it comes to churning out the white stuff.
MERINO breeder Robert Mortimer says traditional selection methods are not always the best, writes BRIAN CLANCY
JEFF Jones, a descendant of generations of orchardists, grows a wide variety of fruit and vegetables at Bacchus Marsh.
FROM humble beginnings, one family has forged a major business, write SANDRA GODWIN
IT WAS a steep learning curve but now Bay Sea Farms is right on top of its game, writes SAMANTHA LANDY
LIFE on a Harrow farm is a long way from the Bollywood dreams of an Indian bride, writes TERRY SIM
A GIPPSLAND dairy family have turned to their phone to help control water use, writes EMMA FIELD
DAD'S notes keep Bill Bott ahead of the cross-breed game, reports FIONA MYERS
BRENDON Goullet is a breath of fresh air for the garlic industry, writes ALEX SAMPSON
BIG is not necessarily better for this Angus breeder, writes FIONA MYERS
ONE family has come up with a way to value add blood oranges, writes SANDRA GODWIN
THE fruit from this Yarra Valley orchard is getting more exotic as time goes on, writes ALEX SAMPSON
MINIMUM tillage principles hold this Mallee farmer in good stead, writes CHRIS McLENNAN
PEOPLE tiptoeing through their tulips proved a light-bulb moment for this pioneering family, writes SANDRA GODWIN
FARMING in a syndicate has meant precise fiscal management and a good return for this couple, writes SIMONE SMITH
THIS breed offers the Tischler family good produce and ease of operation, writes JENNY KELLY