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Revamped fund offers valuable support to regional students

Revamped fund offers valuable support to regional students

Stock Journal readers may remember the E.W. Stevens Trust Fund. The EW Stevens Trust was established in 1988 following a bequest to the-then United Farmers and Stock Owners of SA Inc. Management of this fund was later transferred to the South Australian Farmers’...

Sustainability debate needs good balance

Sustainability debate needs good balance

Australian Farm Institute’s (AFI) recent roundtable event explored the thorny topic of ESG – investor shorthand to value an industry or company’s performance on environmental, social, and corporate governance metrics – and how it relates to agriculture. In feeding the...

Recipe for averting disaster

Recipe for averting disaster

THE role of leadership in driving change to address the safety risk of sexual harassment in farm workplaces was featured in the agenda of this year’s FarmSafe Australia National Conference, aptly themed ‘Recipe for Averting Disaster’. I was given the task of chairing...

Biosecurity: The case for investment

Biosecurity: The case for investment

Protecting South Australian livestock and crops from exotic pests and diseases is essential to primary production, both supporting on-farm productivity and helping to underpin our international competitiveness in the trade of agricultural goods. Given the importance...

Re-think needed to fill ag jobs

Re-think needed to fill ag jobs

By SIMON MADDOCKS, Primary Producers SA Chair A RE-THINK in the way we link vocational skills training, tertiary education and on-the-job training and development is desperately required if we are to fill the skills and labour gap within agriculture which producers...

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