WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF FARMERS?
There have been people in every generation who have declared that farming is no longer possible to get into, just as we hear that said today. I do not believe that is true. Farm ownership in the traditional sense is difficult, I agree, but there are great opportunities to enjoy the benefits of a farming career and to be proud of the contribution you make, to agriculture, to your community and to your country, a contribution no less important than previous generations.
Be innovative, forward thinking, willing to change, strive for quality, do not be distracted by negative people and be proud of your contribution to the production of the necessities of life, food and fibre.