Sustainable Farms has a program of podcasts featuring short, engaging chats about the research being conducted by the team.
Episode One: Talking about Sustainable Farms (Michelle Young). Director of Sustainable Farms, Michelle Young, talks about why the project has been established and its key goals and activities
Episode Two: Talking about Farm Dams (David Lindenmayer). How does investing in the natural assets of a farm, like shelterbelts and farm dams, enable farmers to be more resilient in drought, while at the same time help to support the biodiversity on farms? In this podcast Professor David Lindenmayer (the Sustainable Farms Ecology Research Director) talks to Gordon Taylor about how farm dams can make a positive contribution to supporting both farm productivity and conservation outcomes.
Episode Three: Talking about farm loans to farmers (Bruce Chapman). Many farmers are concerned that government financing schemes, particularly in times of drought, can lead them into unrepayable debt, and risk of property foreclosure down the track. In this podcast Professor Bruce Chapman (the Sustainable Farms Finance Research Director) talks to Gordon Taylor about an innovative proposal for farm financing that means debt is only repaid when it can be. In the current context, the model is particularly useful for both providing drought relief and encouraging investment in natural assets on farm.
Episode Four: Mason Crane talks about farm revegetation. Mason speaks with Gordon Taylor about farm revegetation.
Episode Five: Mason Crane talks about Squirrel Gliders. Sustainable Farms Senior Research and Extension Officer Mason Crane talks about Squirrel Gliders, the subject of his PhD.
Episode Six: The Problem Of Dieback (Max Whitten). In this podcast, Gordon Taylor talks to Dr Max Whitten (former Chief at the CSIRO Division of Entomology) about dieback in paddock trees.