Paddock Talk | Episode 5 | Connecting Young Farmers
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About the Event
In this edition of Paddock Talk, Tasmanian Women in Agriculture are connecting young farmers between Tasmania and Cumbria UK to discuss how they are adjusting and managing their lives during COVID-19.
Guest Panelists include:
From Cumbria UK:
Jonathan Hird is 25 and works as a land agent for Harrison and Hetherington in Carlisle, after graduating from Harper Adams with a degree in Land Management. He also helps out at home on his beef and sheep farm with his Dad and twin brother, where they farm acres on the northern boundary of the Lake District National Park. Jonathan is also an active member of his local YFC club, Caldbeck.
Euan Bulman works and lives (still) at home on his family dairy farm. As an active member of Raughton head YFC, Euan is a regular on all public speaking / debating teams. Euan is seriously testing the theory that YFC (RY) is a great dating agency.... Hope springs eternal.
I’d like to introduce myself to you. My name is Robbie Tuer and I am 23 years old. I live in a small village in the heart of Cumbria called Cotehill and work as a ruminant specialist/feed advisor for England’s oldest Agricultural co-operative – Aspatria Farmers. When I’m not involved in Cumbria Young Farmers – currently standing as the Northern District Chairman, I am found on the golf course or on the Lakeland fells, in the kitchen – knocking up some home baking (usually for one of the two agricultural shows that I am a committee member of) or having a cultural theatre trip to watch a musical. Currently I am planning a mammoth charity cycle ride – going over 130 miles round all the 15 clubs of the Northern District of Cumbria YFC over 2 days. We have around 18 members doing the whole thing and are raising money for two charities to tie in with our National Young Farmers ‘Rural plus’ campaign – to combat mental health.
From Tasmania AUS:
Brodie grew up in the NW Tasmania on his parent’s dairy farm. Brodie completed a Bachelor of Agriculture Science (Hons) at University of Tasmania along with completing studies in Colorado, USA. After completing University in 2014, Brodie took the opportunity to return home and help run the family farm for 12 months prior to moving interstate and commencing work with ANZ through their Agribusiness Graduate program. Brodie then spent the next three years working with Agri-based clients from Albury NSW, Denilqiuin NSW and Shepparton VIC along with spending time in Melbourne. Brodie returned to the NW Coast working for ANZ Agribusiness. He has since returned full time to the family dairy farm, which is his true passion.
Dylan is an agribusiness undergraduate at the University of Tasmania who is passionate about all thing’s agriculture and technology. Dylan understands the importance of these working harmoniously together into the future to ensure global food security in ever changing environmental, political and global climates. Having grown up involved in a mixed cropping and red meat production farm in the NW of Tasmania, and currently working as Customer Success Manager at Pasture.io providing Dylan a sound base in dynamic and diverse agricultural operations. Dylan has in field experience and key focus across a diverse range of businesses in agronomy, agribusiness, communication, strategy and marketing.