I was greatly encouraged to read the article on wool (AG 145). Agriculture is part of the geographical landscape, and in Australia it seems farmers are undervalued. They’re either seen as environmental vandals or peasants and it’s refreshing to see a good news piece about farming.
A farmer myself, I have also been encouraged by the visiting speakers that the local Stock and Station Agent organised recently for its annual dinner. They were adventurers who were supported by the Australian Geographic Society. They lifted the hearts and spirits of farmers and their partners as they narrated their audacity in setting themselves a challenge and persevering to achieve it. I refer to the duo who kayaked across the Tasman (Cas and Jonesy) and the solo adventurer who rode from Mongolia to Hungary (Tim Cope). Australian Geographic is a unique and special magazine. Thank you.