What sort of person professes to love animals yet abuses people?

Yesterday I saw this tweet from Fiona Simson in my feed. In made me feel sick in the stomach

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What sort of person professes to love animals yet seems to think that gives them a licence to abuse people?

The next issue of RM Williams Outback Magazine will share Fiona Simson’s story. I am looking forward to it. She fascinates me. What sort of resilience does it take to be president of the National Farmers Federation? What sort of resilience does it take to be on her team? How often does agriculture say thank you to these people?

Also in my feed yesterday was a fabulous quote from Young Farming Champion Jasmine Whitten tagging the people she values in her circle. I know lots of young people like Jasmine and I am very grateful they are in my circle.

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Fiona must have a huge circle of support as well because she is one very brave, courageous woman.

Looking forward to 2019 being the year we #culitivatekindness #strongertogether

Fiona Simson is wearing her hard hat of courage – what a great fashion look

Murdoch press is globally recognised as communicators of climate change conspiracies theories  so when I saw this personal attack by The Australian on Fiona Simson this week I got really excited.  One thing change agents can be certain of is that as messengers, shots will be fired at them.

“My advice to the NFF and Simson is to stick to your knitting. Getting into bed with climate change enthusiasts is a quick route to the introduction of a raft of new policies that will damage the farming community.” Source  The Australian 3rd July 2018  ‘You’re fashionable Fiona, but get a grip on the facts’

Well done Fiona and National Farmers Federation.  Finally we have a voice promoting 21st century thinking and technology to solve 21st century issues. Its exciting that both  the movers and shakers and policy makers are listening and it would appear the climate change deniers are getting nervous.

As reported in The Digital Journal  Climate change is ‘up close and personal’ for Australian farmers

‘Simson is enthusiastic in her approach to working with the government on this energy plan and sees it as an opportunity for all farmers across Australia. She says the NEG framework could allow farmers to band together, and small communities to band together, to build their own energy infrastructure – and that is a great dream that can be fulfilled.’

Collaboration is the key to success. If we exclude perspectives, we limit possibilities. We need everyone’s talent and voice if we are going to create a better world. And if we are going to drive change and a new era of collaboration in agriculture – it’s going to take a lot of courage. We are all going to have put our hard hats on and be in it for the long haul.

Fiona Simson has courage in spades. What a legacy this farmer and her team is forging for prosperity of Australia.

#couragetochange #climateaction #strongwomen