Just in time for holiday listening the National Farmers Federation has unveiled a new podcast Australian Farmers – Telling Our Story, an immersive series designed to better connect Australians with their food and fibre and the practices and personalities behind the farm gate.
The podcast is hosted by Channel 7 weather presenter, newsreader and former Gundagai local, Angie Asimus. Angie pairs her expertise in journalism with her rural upbringing to share the stories of Australian farmers.
“I’m thrilled to be working with the NFF on this exciting new project. Growing up on a sheep and cattle property in the Southwest Slopes of NSW has given me a lifelong love of the land and the people who work it,” Angie said.
“It’s been a joy to sit down each week with wonderful farmers. Not only are they incredibly entertaining, but I’ve also been blown away by their innovation, ingenuity, and world’s best practices.
“The production of Australian Farmers – Telling Our Story podcast has been a truly rewarding experience. I’m confident our listeners will love meeting these incredible people as much as I have,” Ms Asimus said.
National Farmers Federation President and Liverpool Plains farmer, Fiona Simson features in the introductory episode.
“There is unprecedented interest in the provenance of food and fibre, yet research by the NFF shows up to one third of Australians feel disconnected from agriculture and regional Australia.
“And while there are already high levels of trust in and support for farmers, our research also tells us the community wants to know more about issues such as: agriculture’s response to climate change, sustainability, animal welfare and water management. Which is great because Australian agriculture has a great story to tell!
“I’m excited that through this podcast, we’re answering questions about how and why farmers do what they do and ultimately bringing all Australians closer to the high-quality food and fibre we all enjoy,” Fiona said.
In Episode 1 of Australian Farmers – Telling Our Story, to be released on Sunday December 12, Angie sits down with Tasmanian wool grower Simon Cameron, who’s commitment to sustainability and emissions reduction, has seen him forge a valuable partnership with high-end Australian fashion brand MJ Bale.
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The Australian Farmers – Telling Our Story podcast is part of the larger Telling Our Story initiative led by the NFF to better connect and inform all Australians about Australian agriculture through the stories of farmers across Australia. Telling Our Story is made possible by the support of Partners Meat and Livestock Australia, Nutrien Ag Solutions and Woolworths.
Visit www.farmers.org.au for more stories of Australian farmers; recipes using quality Aussie produce; classroom resources; and farm visit ideas.
Find out more about the Telling Our Story initiative here.