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Producers and Consumers 1

Producers and Consumers

We should be careful with how we talk about ‘city’ people. We need city people to buy our grain just as much as they need us to produce it.

Presentations & Results 0

Presentations & Results

Results The three entries I received for my post harvest challenge were all correct. So I’ve allocated them a number in the order I received them & went to to find our winner. **drumroll** Kerryn was the winner. Congratulations!...

Post Harvest Challenge 3

Post Harvest Challenge

Can you spot the difference between an African harvest and an Australian one? We were blessed with an exceptional harvest last year. Our crops all yielded average or above, on a yearly rainfall that was well below average. In each...

Surreal Contrasts 0

Surreal Contrasts

The following is an article that I wrote for the local paper a few weeks ago: How do I describe meeting Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal while on a sunset river cruise on the Zambezi River in Zambia, Africa?...

InsideOut Project – Zambia 2012 0

InsideOut Project – Zambia 2012

It’s funny how life turns out. This YouTube clip opens with a piece of artwork that I helped create. If any of my friends or family read this I feel the need to repeat: I helped do a painting and...

Wheat Crop Report. Oct 2012 0

Wheat Crop Report. Oct 2012

I tweeted these pictures as a crop report the other day. They show just how good our crops look at the moment, but also the moisture stress that they’re starting to feel. However, despite yields going down we’re still looking...

Definition of Agriculture 0

Definition of Agriculture

I had to share with you this quote from ‘The Weekly Times’ writer Claire Lewis. It’s her response when asked about agriculture & is one of the best definitions I’ve ever read. “yes, it is farming. It’s family farming, corporate...

Caption me please 2

Caption me please

I managed to do this the other day when I was out spreading Urea. Bogged down to the axle. I think this pic is in need of a ‘meme style’ funny caption. This is where you come in. Comment on...

Fueling Thoughts 2

Fueling Thoughts

I stumbled upon some interesting statistics in the farm office the other day. The statistics I found where our diesel consumption statistics since 2001. Now diesel is of course a major input on all broad acre cropping enterprises. It provides...

John Deere agility 3

John Deere agility

Here’s one for all my former Deloitte Online colleagues. John Deere engineers are using agile software development in an attempt to speed up the development of new online tools and products for farmers. Such as their recently released ‘FarmSight‘ technology,...