Have you listened to the EP Ag Chats podcast?

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Eyre Peninsula farmers are encouraged to tune in this seeding as AIR EP’s podcast, EP Ag Chats, covers ‘the good bits, the bad bits, and everything in between’.

The six-episode podcast features conversations between farmers from all over the EP, with young farmers interviewing their more experienced counterparts.

From technology and machinery to gross margins and what to ask the accountant, no question is off limits, giving the next generation of farmers the opportunity to ask questions.

The podcast concept was developed through a series of workshops with young farmers across the Eyre Peninsula. AIR EP Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator Amy Wright says the workshops identified ways to strengthen connections between farmers and expand knowledge in the ag sector.

“All of the young farmers involved were open to new ideas in farming, but with decreased opportunities for face-to-face interactions, we had to look at strategies for engagement here on the EP and this is where the idea of the podcast was formed” Ms Wright said.

The most common piece of advice throughout the 6 part series; don’t be afraid to ask questions.

“We’ve helped give young EP farmers a voice, which will help move themselves and their business forward,” Ms Wright said.

The podcast was funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund: Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program via the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and delivered in conjunction with Amanda Scott, Southern Cross University.

We are currently developing the next series and we would love to hear from young farmers and industry personnel that would like to be involved and also the kinds of topics or people you would most like to hear from. Simply fill in the form below and let us know what you would like to hear about.

To listen, search for EP Ag Chats on your podcast app.

For more information on the Young Farmer Network Mapping program, visit the AIR EP website or contact AIR EP Amy Wright on 0467 004 555 or ralf@airep.com.au.

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Please let us know what you would like to hear on the next season of EP Ag Chats. Suggestions can be for topics you would like to hear about to farmers young and old you would like to hear from.

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