Generation Ag is the podcast for anyone interested in life working in primary industries. From beef to berries, agvocacy to Australian politics, if it affects the next generation, we’re going to talk about it!
The podcast is produced by young people involved in primary industries, and includes a fascinating series of interviews and stories of young people working in agriculture.
Listen to the Generation Ag podcast here.
New episodes are added weekly. Recent episodes include:
Hugh Dawson: How a gap year became a career. Hugh grew up on a relatively small hobby farm in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. He had nothing to do with the live export chain until he decided to partake in a gap year on a cattle station in the Northern Territory after finishing school. Currently he is onto his 5th year working as the Head Stockman on Beetaloo Station. He believes it is crucial for us as young industry representatives to share the story of the live export chain to ensure we can continue to improve animal welfare standards globally.
Sally Murfet: Inspire AG. Sally is a farmers’ daughter with red dirt running through her veins. With more than 20 years’ experience working on-farm and with agribusiness companies, she has an innate understanding of what makes ag businesses tick, from the paddock to the boardroom. She learnt early in her career that bosses who don’t value people, spend an unreasonable amount of time managing performance or problematic behaviour. She will tell you that a good boss lights a fire inside people, not under them. Sally has an unshakable belief that people power agriculture. She’s committed to supporting the agri sector to build better, stronger and more profitable businesses through its people.
Kendall Whyte: RRR. In November 2018, Kendall Whyte, a 25-year-old woman from the remote country town of Mukinbudin, received the worst news anyone could hear. Her brother, Jayden, had tragically taken his own life while in Sydney. Inspired by the image of a tree Jayden had once painted on the family farm, Kendall, along with her sister, Erryn, and her brother’s best friend, Simon, created the Blue Tree Project – a platform which would bring together people who have experienced mental health challenges or loss through suicide. Mainly focusing on young men and rural families, The Blue Tree Project serves as an important visual conversation starter, undermining the stigma attached to mental well-being. It also aims to draw attention to the need for change in the medical system, so people like Jayden are taken better care of in times of crisis.