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The Road Back Home/Dairy Fallout/Invisible Farmer/Frozen Future/Waste Not Want Not
ABC  |  February 17, 2018

The Road Back Home: Pip Courtney
The Road Back Home is an ABC digital series featuring stories about some of the ABC's presenters. This week it's Pip Courtney's turn and she shares her memories of growing up in Tasmania.

Dairy Fallout
The future of Murray Goulburn remains uncertain, but for its competitors the fallout has created new opportunities.

Invisible Farmer: Emma Moss
When Emma Moss bought a second-hand camera to show her parents photographs of where she worked as a ringer, she never dreamt she would become a social media influencer.

Frozen Future
What role do seedbanks play in the agricultural industry? Australian scientists are about to make a huge deposit of crop and pasture seeds to the Global Seed Vault - a secure repository near the North Pole which holds almost 900,000 different types of the world's seeds.

Waste Not Want Not
An innovative dairy farmer has joined forces with a mining company and manufacturer to build and install a 'bio-digester' on his farm. The waste disposal system converts cow manure into electricity and useful fertiliser.

The Road Back Home: Pip Courtney
The Road Back Home is an ABC digital series featuring stories about some of the ABC's presenters. This week it's Pip Courtney's turn and she shares her memories of growing up in Tasmania.

Dairy Fallout
The future of Murray Goulburn remains uncertain, but for its competitors the fallout has created new opportunities.

Invisible Farmer: Emma Moss
When Emma Moss bought a second-hand camera to show her parents photographs of where she worked as a ringer, she never dreamt she would become a social media influencer.

Frozen Future
What role do seedbanks play in the agricultural industry? Australian scientists are about to make a huge deposit of crop and pasture seeds to the Global Seed Vault - a secure repository near the North Pole which holds almost 900,000 different types of the world's seeds.

Waste Not Want Not
An innovative dairy farmer has joined forces with a mining company and manufacturer to build and install a 'bio-digester' on his farm. The waste disposal system converts cow manure into electricity and useful fertiliser.

Pastured Chickens
A farmer who spent several years working in sustainable agricultural policy at federal level is now pursuing his dream of putting innovative principles into practice. His award-winning family run farm takes a 'regenerative' approach to farming that aims to produce food which is good for the animal, good for the land and good for the plate.

Write Stuff
Rural romance novels - 'lust in the dust' - set on farms and stations in the outback have been a phenomenon in Australian fiction in recent years. But there's a new trend for authors championing our regional towns, and the familiarity of small-town living is really connecting with readers.

Cutting Through
A low-volume livestock producer started his own abattoir when he couldn't obtain the standard of service he expected from existing providers. Now, his abattoir and meat processing works employs five people, and provides a custom service to similar minded farmers invested in the way their livestock is processed.

Postcode Blues
Sharing a postcode with a densely populated urban centre almost 200km away is a cause of frustration for the residents of one rural region in Queensland. Farmers find it inhibits their ability to attract necessary backpacker workers, while other residents say it impacts on everything from increased insurance premiums to accessing government services.

Landline: Pastured Chickens/Write Stuff/Cutting Through/Postcode Blues

Business and economics, Earth and environment, Sustainability, News and current affairs

Years 9-10, 11-12 Business and economics, Earth and environment, Sustainability, News and current affairs
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Pastured Chickens A farmer who spent several years working in sustainable agricultural policy at federal level is now pursuing his dream of putting innovative principles into practice. His award-winning family run farm takes a 'regenerative' approach to farming that aims to produce food which is good for the animal, good for the land and good for the plate. Write Stuff Rural romance novels - 'lust in the dust' - set on farms and stations in the outback have been a phenomenon in Australian fiction in recent years. But there's a new trend for authors championing our regional towns, and the familiarity of small-town living is really connecting with readers. Cutting Through A low-volume livestock producer started his own abattoir when he couldn't obtain the standard of service he expected from existing providers. Now, his abattoir and meat processing works employs five people, and provides a custom service to similar minded farmers invested in the way their livestock is processed. Postcode Blues Sharing a postcode with a densely populated urban centre almost 200km away is a cause of frustration for the residents of one rural region in Queensland. Farmers find it inhibits their ability to attract necessary backpacker workers, while other residents say it impacts on everything from increased insurance premiums to accessing government services.
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