Farmer in Focus – Tom Fawcett, Nullawil

This month BCG took advantage of some spare time at the wheel of the boomspray to chat to next-generation farmer and Nullawil power-forward Tom Fawcett. Tom represents the 4th generation of Fawcetts to take stewardship of their 8500 hectare property on the Towaninnie Plains to the east of Nullawil. The farm is a majority cropping […]

BCG Farmer in Focus – Dougal McAllister

This month BCG caught up with next-generation farmer Dougal McAllister on his family farm Bonnie Brae. Dougal and his parents Don and Prue are engaged in a Farm-scale Natural Capital Accounting Project being undertaken by LaTrobe University Research Centre for Future Landscapes and being led by Principal Research Fellow, Jim Radford. 2021 Upskill and Invest […]


Farmer in Focus: Ash Burns

Can you give us a bit of background on yourself and your farm?  I grew up on the farm in Tempy, about an hour north of Birchip. I returned to the farm towards the end of 2020 after studying and teaching in Adelaide for several years. I currently work there with my dad (Brendan), with […]

Callum Boxall Woomelang Farmer

Farmer in Focus: Callum Boxall

Tell us about yourself and your farm? I farm with my parents Darrell and Leonie north of Woomelang. I came back to the farm two years ago after working in banking. We are 100% cropping. Tell me something interesting about your farm. Do you do anything differently? We’ve been on CTF for over 10 years. […]

Tim Dunlop Rupanyup Farmer

Farmer in Focus: Tim Dunlop

Tell us about yourself and your farm? I farm with my brothers Greg and Nathan, father Russell and uncle Graeme at Rupanyup. Our soil type is mainly black self-mulching loam with patches of red clay. We grow wheat, barley, lentils, beans, canola, vetch hay and oaten hay. We also run a couple hundred first-cross ewes […]

Tyler Nelson BCG

Farmer in Focus: Tyler Nelson

Can you give us some background of yourself and your farm? I farm with my wife Kate and parents Paul and Jerri. Jerri works off farm too and my grandparents live on farm and help where possible. I grew up around Boort and studied a Bachelor or Agricultural Science at The University of Melbourne after […]

Farmer in Focus – Travis Mitchell

Can you give us a bit of background of yourself and your farm? I farm with my Dad, Rodney. My wife, Natalie, and I have two teenage sons Tom and Charlie. We farm between Woomelang and Sea Lake and have some land at Lascelles. The soil type is mainly rising loamy sand. I came back […]

Farmer in Focus – Kate Cowan, Sheep Hills

Can you give us a bit of background of yourself and your farm?I grew up on a mixed farming property at Laharum. I met my husband 15 years ago and started helping him on his grain property at Sheep Hills in the holidays and weekends. I studied a Bachelor of Education and taught at Warracknabeal […]

Farmer in Focus – Edward Rickard, Curyo

Edward returned to the family cropping property at Curyo nearly 12 months ago. Prior to that, he has worked in Melbourne and London, travelled overseas and completed a Business degree from RMIT and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification in Melbourne. Please tell us about your farming operation Dad (James), Mum (Patrice), my brother (Matthew) […]

Farmer in Focus – Joel Donnan

It’s hard not to think about the role of genetics when talking to Joel Donnan because his passion for stud sheep and the fact that he’s a fifth-generation farmer all suggest ‘it’s in the blood’.  Joel farms at Willangie—in between Birchip, Sea Lake and Woomelang in north west Victoria—with his parents, Andrew and Denita, his brother Trent, wife Lauren and their two children, Leni and Arlo.   The highly successful Anden Stud comprises of […]

Farmer in Focus – Georgina Warne

Georgina Warne is part of the next generation of young farmers across the Wimmera and Mallee who have moved home to work side by side with their parents. BCG were excited to catch up to talk about her farming journey.  Thanks for agreeing to be this month’s Farmer in Focus Georgina. Can you tell us about yourself and […]

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