Sustainable Farms has devised a program of podcasts that will be released regularly. These will be short and engaging chats about our research, and a tool to share other insights and knowledge with interested parties.
Episode One: Talking about Sustainable Farms
Director of Sustainable Farms, Michelle Young, talks about why the project has been established and its key goals and activities
Episode Two: Talking about Farm Dams
How does investing in the natural assets of a farm, like shelterbelts and farm dams, enable farmers to be more resilient in drought, while at the same time help to support the biodiversity on farms? In this podcast Professor David Lindenmayer (the Sustainable Farms Ecology Research Director) talks to Gordon Taylor about how farm dams can make a positive contribution to supporting both farm productivity and conservation outcomes.
Episode Three: Talking about farm loans to farmers
Many farmers are concerned that government financing schemes particularly in times of drought can lead them into unrepayable debt, and risk of property foreclosure down the track. In this podcast Professor Bruce Chapman (the Sustainable Farms Finance Research Director) talks to Gordon Taylor about an innovative proposal for farm financing that means debt is only repaid when it can be. In the current context, the model is particularly useful for both providing drought relief and encouraging investment in natural assets on farm.
Episode Four: Mason Crane talks about farm revegetation
You may have seen Mason speaking at one of our Sustainable Farms Field Days. Join him for this chat he recorded with Gordon Taylor about farm revegetation.
Episode Five: Mason Crane talks about Squirrel Gliders
Join Sustainable Farms Senior Research and Extension Officer Mason Crane as he talks about Squirrel Gliders, the subject of his PhD.
Episode Six: Max Whitten talks about Dieback
In this podcast from Sustainable Farms, Gordon Taylor talks to Dr Max Whitten (former Chief at the CSIRO Division of Entomology) about dieback in paddock trees.
Episode Seven: Max Whitten talks about honeybees
In this podcast from Sustainable Farms, Gordon Taylor talks to Dr Max Whitten (former Chief at the CSIRO Division of Entomology) about the role of honeybees in Australian agriculture. This podcast was produced with the support of Wheen Bee and Burt’s Bees.
If you have an idea for a podcast topic, or if you have any other questions regarding our podcasts, please email us at email@example.com