My guest today calls a million-acre cattle station in remote South Australia home. While her day-to-day life is incredibly remote, she’s also one of the most connected people you could find in the industry. A true ‘agvocate’, Gillian Fennell is on a mission to promote agriculture. She takes on the tough issues and does so publicly, dispelling misconceptions on social media. To learn more about what drives her to put herself in the hot seat, Gillian joins me to discuss:
Gillian’s favourite place on her cattle station.
She shares what life is like on the farm as she plays a very active role on the property.
Being so remote, her children attend a boarding school over 900kms away and how Gillian manages the challenge of distance.
Gillian grew up in a small town and contrasts this with moving to the remote area of Lambina, in the top end of South Australia, over 20 years ago.
Gillian is passionate about speaking up about issues that impact rural Australia and is using her voice on social media to bridge the gap between urban and rural dwelling.
Dispelling some misconceptions about farming including cotton, live export and land clearing.
Gillian believes farmers should be controlling the dialogue when it comes to these big picture issues and, shares how these conversations with the public are being received.
Gillain has an active role in Livestock South Australia as a board member and is a member of Cattle Australia.
What she loves most about life on the land.
Gillian’s most unexpected experience since living on the land.
The ultimate dream for the future.
We hope to see you back on the road soon, to learn more about how Australia grows on the next episode of Australian Farmers with Angie Asimus.