New podcast connects generations of EP farmers

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Eyre Peninsula farmers are encouraged to tune-in this harvest as AIR EP’s new 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 was the brainchild of an AIR EP-led series of workshops, aimed at mapping young farmer information and support networks.

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,” Ms Wright said.

“The idea of the podcast was to build relationships the modern way.”

The most common piece of advice throughout the 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.

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


PHOTO: Tristan Baldock, with children Nate and McKenzie, of Buckleboo, chats about his journey from uni graduate to agronomist and now farmer on AIR EP’s new podcast, EP Ag Chats.


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