Farming through the floods with Murray Van der Drift
AgVic Talk
by Agriculture Victora
2M ago
Imagine being surrounded by flood water as it approaches your farm from three different directions. The water is starting to lap at the top of a levee, your last line of defense against the approaching torrent.  This is all that is protecting your piggery with 20,000 head in it from going under. This was the tense reality faced by Murray Van der Drift and his family in the 2022 floods. In this episode of After the Flood, Murray joins us to discuss how the family dealt with it, and importantly, what they've learned and can share with others. Subscribe to Recovery & Resilience new ..read more
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From crisis to cash flow with Chris Steele
AgVic Talk
by Agriculture Victora
2M ago
A scene of abundant fertility was being developed on Ulunja farm – a 95-hectare Manuka tea tree plantation on the Murray River upstream of Echuca. That is until the October 2022 floods hit and wiped out most of the plantings. Despite the blow, the farm’s manager Chris Steele remains positive about the future of the First Nations ag enterprise saying it’s thanks to a good recovery plan and a fair bit of built-in resilience. For more information & support:  Subscribe to Recovery & Resilience newsletter: agriculture.vic.gov.au/floods Access Farm Business Resilience Program resources ..read more
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From crisis to cash flow with Chris Steele
AgVic Talk
by Agriculture Victora
3M ago
A scene of abundant fertility was being developed on Ulunja farm – a 95-hectare Manuka tea tree plantation on the Murray River upstream of Echuca. That is until the October 2022 floods hit and wiped out most of the plantings. Despite the blow, the farm’s manager Chris Steele remains positive about the future of the First Nations ag enterprise saying it’s thanks to a good recovery plan and a fair bit of built-in resilience. For more information & support:  Subscribe to Recovery & Resilience newsletter: agriculture.vic.gov.au/floods Access Farm Business Resilience Program resource ..read more
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From crisis to cash flow with Chris Steel
AgVic Talk
by Agriculture Victora
3M ago
A scene of abundant fertility was being developed on Ulunja farm – a 95-hectare Manuka tea tree plantation on the Murray River upstream of Echuca. That is until the October 2022 floods hit and wiped out most of the plantings. Despite the blow, the farm’s manager Chris Steele remains positive about the future of the First Nations ag enterprise saying it’s thanks to a good recovery plan and a fair bit of built-in resilience. For more information & support:  Subscribe to Recovery & Resilience newsletter: agriculture.vic.gov.au/floods Access Farm Business Resilience Program resources ..read more
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Introduction with Victoria's Rural Assistance Commissioner Peter Tuohey
AgVic Talk
by Agriculture Victora
3M ago
Welcome to season 7 of AgVic Talk, After the Flood - stories of farmer recovery and resilience. This season zeroes in on the practical aspects of preparing for, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters and is a partnership between Agriculture Victoria and the National Centre for Farmer Health. For more information & support:  Subscribe to Recovery & Resilience newsletter: agriculture.vic.gov.au/floods Access Farm Business Resilience Program resources and courses: agriculture.vic.gov.au/FBRP Be aware of the resources available to support farmer wellbeing through the Na ..read more
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How traceability helps to protect public health and safety with Adele Yates
AgVic Talk
by Agriculture Victora
3M ago
Good traceability systems ensure that businesses and industries can respond faster and more efficiently to food safety issues that impact human health. In this episode, Dr. Adele Yates from Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) explores food safety and the difference between recalls and incidents. Learn more about traceability and access the Quick Start Guide at the Agriculture Victoria information hub by visiting agriculture.vic.gov.au/traceability For more information on Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) visit foodstandards.gov.au To listen to more podcasts by Agric ..read more
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Setting the temperature on traceability with Luke Wood
AgVic Talk
by Agriculture Victora
3M ago
Traceability is about ensuring that food arrives at the end of its journey in the best possible condition. We turn back the clock in this episode with Luke Wood from Excavox as he discusses how they connect consumers back to where their food comes from. Learn more about traceability and access the Quick Start Guide at the Agriculture Victoria information hub by visiting agriculture.vic.gov.au/traceability To learn more about Escavox visit escavox.com To listen to more podcasts by Agriculture Victoria visit agriculture.vic.gov.au/podcasts ..read more
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Taking steps to traceability success with Michael Dosser
AgVic Talk
by Agriculture Victora
4M ago
Traceability: Step 1: don’t be scared, step 2: standards and step 3: be bold These are the top 3 recommendations provided by Michael Dosser, Group General Manager with the Results Group after being involved in a traceability pilot with the Australian Table Grape Association. Learn more about traceability and access the Quick Start Guide at the Agriculture Victoria information hub by visiting agriculture.vic.gov.au/traceability For more information on the Australian Table Grape Association’s traceability pilot program visit australiangrapes.com.au/table-grapes-traceability-pilot/ To listen to m ..read more
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Food production, productivity and partners with Rose Elphick-Darling
AgVic Talk
by Agriculture Victora
4M ago
The National Implementing Food Traceability Program looks to help and support growers to be the most efficient and cost-effective that they can be when it comes to traceability. In this episode, Rose Elphick-Darling from Deakin University’s Food Traceability Lab delves into the help that is on offer. Learn more about traceability and access the Quick Start Guide at the Agriculture Victoria information hub by visiting agriculture.vic.gov.au/traceability To learn more about the National Implementing Food Traceability Program visit foodtraceability.deakin.edu.au To listen to more podcasts by Agri ..read more
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Putting the black dog behind you – acknowledging and getting help to manage depression with Matt Wilson
AgVic Talk
by Agriculture Victora
4M ago
Dairy farmer Matt Wilson speaks candidly about the challenges of recognising the signs of depression, seeking help and the great work that is happening in Gippsland to support farmers. For mental health and wellbeing support, contact your GP or the National Centre for Farmer Health, visit farmerhealth.org.au/. You can talk to the Lifeline team on 13 11 14. If you, or someone you know needs crisis support, call 000 ..read more
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