Australian Agri-politics – another brave soul bites the dust

Josh Gilbert

I was very saddened as were many others to read this announcement this morning

Josh Gilbert Resignation annoucement

It just belies belief that a fellow farmer/s would think that mafia like tactics are acceptable in agriculture politics.

Harvey Specter Qutoe

HT to Lachlan Patterson 

Its clear from the support and comments that Josh is receiving on his Facebook page he has  plenty of supporters, an ever increasing Circle of Niceness and I am confident he will not give up the good fight and will rise like a phoenix out of the ashes

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You can read more about this story in The Land here

Now lets look at some great things our 24/7 365 day farmers are doing – how good is this – Courtesy of The Guardian 650

Backstory –

A South Australian farmer has transformed his land into a gigantic geometric patchwork in a bid to fight soil erosion. Brian Fischer created the patterns at Ashmore White Suffolk Stud, north of Adelaide, following recent bushfires. In the absence of any vegetation, he says the furrows prevent gusting winds from causing further damage. “The fires cooked everything,” he told 3AW radio, “but whichever way the wind blows it’s always at 90 degrees [to the furrows] so it can’t get started”. The idea dates back to 1944 – if not earlier – when more than one million hectares of land were destroyed by a raging bushfire in Victoria. Fischer says the pattern took several days to plough but is saving him 15cm of topsoil

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life