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Landline legend Kerry Lonergan on his love for a country program, for country people

As a rural reporter with the ABC in Brisbane in the 1980s, Kerry Lonergan knew if he ever got the chance to launch a country program for country...

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Grandma’s country cooking inspires a business and food movement

Memories of delicious, wholesome food from Grandma’s kitchen is the ethos behind one couple’s business, but it’s also driving a bigger mission to...

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Claire Dunne on starting Graziher & uncovering stories of women on the land

From her kitchen table on a Queensland cattle property, Claire Dunne set out to uncover the stories of women on the land - just like herself. In...

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Broadacre farmer drives home opportunities for women in ag

From CEO of the Australian Wagyu Association to broadacre cropping farmer and now a motherhood coach, there is very little that Benita Bensch hasn’t...

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Innovative sheep dairy takes multi-pronged approach to farming

Set amongst a stunning, century-old homestead and lush, wedding-ready gardens in the Scenic Rim is Towri Sheep Cheeses, run by mother and daughter...

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Yolande's life from the Cattleyards to the Cockpit

As a grazier, pilot, interior designer, business owner and mother of four, a day in the life of Yolande Woods is never dull - whether she is...

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From Northern Territory jillaroo to fashion designer - meet Belinda Rasheed

Belinda Rasheed is no ordinary agricultural woman. From Jillaroo to head stockman to manager in the wilds of the NT while simultaneously owning and...

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Access next gen Wagyu genetics

The Australian Wagyu Industry has been known for its innovation and progressive ways of looking to enhance the sector. The Australian Wagyu...

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Sustaining family farms for generations to come starts with a plan

There’s a rich, indelible history to family farms. It’s intertwined with our local communities, woven over hundreds of years. Generations, ideas and...

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Night of local food, wine and good times saves a community in need

It was late into the night as Andrea Cross’ husband was still cutting out hundreds of personalised timber table decorations that she joked it was a...

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Life on the Land Ends at Home

For many farming families ‘they’ll have to carry me out of here in a box’ is a familiar refrain. Farms are passed down from generation to generation...

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‘Farm boy’ Transforms Old Flour Mill into Sweet Success

The first time his local council asked Neil Druce to submit a DA he scratched his head in confusion. Why would he need a district attorney? The self...

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More to the Grain Fed Beef Sector than Meets the Eye

Growing up on a farm in Mudgee, New South Wales, Madie Hamilton knew a farming career wouldn’t be for her - but a career in agriculture still...

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From the Grassroots of Queensland Ag, Meet the 9 Young Rural Ambassadors

The curtain should be drawing to a close on what would have been an incredible celebration of everything agriculture in the heart of Brisbane....

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LISTEN: Hannah Murray from the Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association

Hannah Murray is currently the Business Development Officer with the Northern Territory Cattleman's Association. Hannah is one of those Gems of the...

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Nominate Your Local Legend

Since The Box Weekly began last year we have been inspired by all the amazing stories and individuals throughout rural and regional Australia. To...

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A Love of Leatherwork Turned into Crafting Bespoke Bushman's Belts

We get the feeling that if you got the chance to sit down for a yarn with Bill Keene, it wouldn’t be long before you’d be swept up in a life filled...

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Surprise Career Change sees a Win for the Livestock Industry

Maigan Robertson had her heart set on becoming a doctor for as long as she could remember. Inspired by her GP grandfather, Maigan earned top HSC...

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LISTEN: Lens of Rosie

Heidi Morris is a true advocate for the agriculture industry, at first, her name might not spring to mind but if we say Lens.Of.Rosie then maybe that...

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Honey Rather than Vinegar Connects Regional Communities

The low-tech responsibility of teaching her children’s School of the Air curriculum from her kitchen table on her cattle property near the tiny town...

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Established Herd Presents a Unique Opportunity for the Beef Industry

It’s been a year of success so far for the Australian beef industry, record high prices, improving seasonal conditions and a strong demand for...

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LISTEN: From Rugby to the Ranch, Chasing Gold in Tokyo

If you're a fan of Rugby union these next two names should be fairly familiar to you. Lewis Holland and Charlotte Caslick are both primed for their...

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Unique Wedding Gift Sparks Century of Breeding Success

While many of our great great grandparents would have unwrapped a nice set of pots and pans on their wedding day, one family welcomed a gift that...

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Click Go the Shears, Girls

In Australia, just three percent of the shearing industry is made up of women. Eryn Smith is a novice female shearer from the Victorian Highlands and...

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First Generation Farmers Show what it takes to Build a Modern Legacy on the Land

Most farming properties are steeped in family history, handed down from one generation to the next, but first-generation producers Adam and Jacynta...

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Ordinary Woman on an Extraordinary Mission to Save Lives in the Bush

Imagine this. An Aussie bloke walks into a country pub and orders a water - and no-one bats an eyelid. That’s the day Shanna Whan will know she’s...

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Bloody Great Gin Bringing Riverina Community Together

Tess and Jake Eaglesham are a true embodiment of their favourite saying; if you’re waiting for the right time to do something, it’s probably too...

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Mackas - Connecting Community, Cattle and Consumers

It’s a still winter's morning and the fog has engulfed Woko Station near Gloucester in NSW, the sound of the water trickling through the property’s...

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What Began as a Regional Passion Project is now Changing Lives

There aren’t many things more meaningful than a handwritten letter. For Mea Campbell, the founder of profit-for-purpose organisation, Connected AU,...

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Together Building the Future for Agricultural Marketing Since 1986

1986 can be remembered for some incredibly historical events, The Oprah Winfrey show launched in the United States, Dire Straits recorded the largest...

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Saddler & Co; A Window into Traditional Crafts and a Thriving Future

They say to keep your work and personal life separate but for one husband and wife team, the two could not be more intertwined - and they wouldn’t...

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Legacy Lives on at Conondale Station

As Maree Duncombe surveys her beloved Charbray herd on Conondale Station, a 930-hectare property in the Queensland Sunshine Coast Hinterland, she...

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Goat The Go for Taco Tuesday's as the Demand for Goat Meat is on the Rise

Goat meat may not be up there with lamb, beef and chicken on Australian menus, but if Linda McKenzie has her way it will soon become mainstream in...

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Who Grew My Clothes? Meet the Podcaster Bringing you Women Behind Wool

Skye Manson once failed a job interview so spectacularly her future boss didn’t need to sugarcoat it. Instead, he gave her another shot and she spent...

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A Good Set of Pipes and a Bit of Grit Takes Auctioneer Far

If there’s anyone blessed with a good set of pipes, it’s Paul Dooley. The renowned seedstock auctioneer says he got lucky with a voice that doesn’t...

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No Data Left Behind: Black Box Co Changing Future for Farmers

At 30 years old Shannon Speight is just a spring chicken by the agricultural industry’s standards but when it comes to the tech world, she jokes she...

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The Mission to Bring People “Way Out West” for Beautiful Things

Resilience and pivoting are two words we have all heard a lot in the past year. If there is one rural woman who has embraced them, it is Kat Porter...

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‘Back Yourself’ and Other Words of Wisdom from Women in Agriculture

Katie Lewis When Tessa Cameron was growing up she didn’t see women at the saleyards. Today, along with fellow livestock assessor Katie Lewis, she...

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Why a Typical Aussie Farm is Amassing Thousands of Followers

“What up farm?!” is a catchphrase that is, well, catching on and coined by West Wimmera farmer Mark Merrett whose video commentary of everyday farm...

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Queensland Family Shares Life in one of our Toughest Climates

When she was five years old Nina House’s parents scraped together every penny they had and bought the second worst block in the district. That was 38...

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No Green Grass over the Fence, Instead Retirement and Adventure Calls

Six years ago David and Jill Raff shipped their entire Angus operation from the mainland to King Island. Today, they’re packing their bags again but...

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Life on the Land and from the Truck’s Cab

Eight years ago Alice Mabin walked into a camera shop and asked for the best equipment money could buy. Was she a professional photographer? Not even...

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Scholarship Sets Young Gun Apart in the Sheep Industry

Austin Grace lives by the motto ‘you can work as hard as you want during the day but it’s what you do in your own time that sets you apart.’ The wise...

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Four-legged Workmates the Missing Piece to Pilbara Puzzle

Eight years ago Aticia (Teesh) Grey admits she didn’t know the first thing about working dogs. A loyal blue cattle dog was her only canine companion...

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Mounted Police’s Loss was Agricultural Industry’s Gain

If you see Teeah Bungey riding down the streets of Sydney one day with the Mounted Police, you’ll know she’s finally giving her teenage career...

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How Georgie Mann is using Photography to Show the World the Real Australia

Rural life awakens in front of Georgie Mann’s camera lens, a storytelling device that’s turning the focus towards inland Australia instead of just...

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Four Daughters Driving Innovation in the Beef Industry

In 2020 as the coronavirus turned the world on its head, one Western Queensland family was left scrambling. Beef producers Karen and Dan Penfold had...

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From Banking to Burpees, Active Farmers’ Founder Shares Love for Fitness

Farmers across the country are heading into their nearest town once a week but it’s not for a beer. Instead, they’re busting out the exercise gear...

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Zanda McDonald Award Winner Shares Adventures Ahead

As a young uni student, someone once told Rozzie O’Reilly not to miss any opportunity that comes her way. Get rejected? Pick yourself up and throw...

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Selling Online Before the Internet: AuctionsPlus Founder Howard Gardner

No one ever threw anything at Howard Gardner in the 1980s but he reckons he came close. After all, he was pitching to producers what he admits was a...

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Ange Shares Life as an Artificial Insemination Technician

Ange Wilson has spent almost 20 years with her arm somewhere she jokes her former ‘office girl’ self could never have imagined - but the artificial...

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A few days turns into Forty Years of Farming within the Merino Industry

In her early 20’s Lynley Anderson returned from an overseas adventure to give her parents a hand on the family property near Kojonup, WA. A few weeks...

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Twenty Years of Hard Work brings Dream to Life for Gilmore Family

At the ripe old age of 12, Graham Gilmore felt he might just have experienced the proudest moment of his life. He’d shown the champion Dorset Horn...

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Passing on Wise Words, 40 years of experience & a Thriving Vet Clinic

He might not be a big talker but Bill Graham has passed on some pearls of wisdom to son Tom over the years. ‘Head down, bum up’ rates up there with...

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‘He Who Panics Last Wins’ Guides Young Auctioneer to Glory

A good mate and childhood mentor once told a young Liam Kirkwood that ‘he who panics last wins’. Liam admits it took him a while to figure out what...

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Sam Heagney on all things Agriculture, Resilience & a Good Tweet

For a boy who grew up in Melbourne, Sam Heagney’s happy place today couldn't be any further from the suburbs. In fact, these days he says he’s never...

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Fifth Generation Farming Family Flourishing Now and Into the Future

In a fifth generation farming family the pull to take on the business is usually pretty strong. For Frank Archer though it was more of a slow burn...

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Moving Forward: Glatz Black Angus to Rebuild after Bushfires

After 25 years in the Angus stud cattle industry Ben Glatz and his family are facing their most devastating challenge yet. A few months ago a...

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Good Things Come in Threes and Beyond for Lachie and Sophie Kelly

To say things are looking pretty good for Lachie and Sophie Kelly from LSK Poll Dorset & Suffolk Studs would be a bit of an understatement. The young...

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The Journey to Tell 10,000 Stories

Oli Le Lievre is a young man on a mission. Each night, he dives straight into his passion project; finding and broadcasting fascinating stories of...

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The Great Internet Dilemma on Australian Farms

Two-thirds of Australian farms have unsatisfactory internet connections. We all know the routine, phone calls drop out right when you need them not...

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Tools down; farming life’s on a high for McNally family

Putting down the tools and picking up the reins to Gundary near Goulburn has been more than just a tree change for Troy and Hannah McNally. A builder...

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Trefusis calls Georgina home for good

On the days she’s battling Tasmania’s horizontal sleet and hail, Georgina Wallace jokes that even she wonders what the latte set is doing and whether...

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Bridging the gap with creativity, homegrown knowledge and downward dogs

She’s the cheery voice on the other end of the phone for the AuctionsPlus commercial operations team by day, by afternoon she’s a yoga teacher and as...

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One for the price of two; unjoined heifers bringing the big bucks

When Robert Mackenzie’s non station mated heifers brought a jaw-dropping price of $2130, a local agent commented, "for heifers to make that sort of...

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No gold medal in 2020 but enjoying stellar season is a silver lining

National rower Emma Fessey was expecting to stand on the podium with an Olympic gold in Tokyo this year… she’s been another casualty of a strange...

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Speckles Park price spike!

Speckle Parks were the first beef breed developed from Saskatchewan. A Canadian composite of White Park, Shorthorn and Angus (with other breeds...

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No Winnebagos please, there’s too much work to do

When Dawson Bradford finally hangs up the boots, there’s one thing he knows for sure - there’ll be no Winnebago, thank you very much. He doesn’t need...

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Yarn: Merinos of the future set sail to Bruny Island

Anderson Merinos produces a sort of triple threat flock. Between carcase productivity, soft white wool (the average micron of the Andersons' ewe...

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Cathy Hamilton Artworks

Located on her working beef property near Cootamundra NSW, the brand "Cathy Hamilton Artworks" has blossomed since its conception. With her art...

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Yarn: Taking the long way round; a look at one young woman’s journey back into agriculture

Holly Baker’s journey into an agricultural career has taken some curious turns. The daughter of a well-known large animal vet in Gunnedah, Mark...

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Yarn: Livestock routinely trucked “across Belgium” and back

Following a trend that is emerging across both cattle and sheep markets, buyers from South Australia and New South Wales drove up prices at the...

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Lawsons makes auction history

Victorian Livestock Agent, Ash Driscoll is proving himself a true leader within the livestock industry and is making an impressionable mark as a...

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