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Episode 10 - Future Farming

Victoria’s beautiful South Gippsland region is synonymous with dairy, so when Adam Schreurs moved his vegetable farm to the area, it raised a few eyebrows. But if there’s one thing Adam loves doing - it’s planning for the future. The move has been crucial in mitigating climate change. He’s also in the process of converting 25% of his property to native bushland to sequester carbon. In addition, he holds regular robotic field days on site to help uncover which robots will make his job easier in the future and deliver customers a more consistent celery or leek. His future focus has earned him several major awards.

  • Adam shares his favourite place on the farm.

  • Adam has only been at South Gippsland for about 5 years (having moved from a warmer climate about 100 km’s away). And the locals thought he was crazy to grow vegetables there!

  • Celery is Adam’s main crop and shares the impact of a changing climate and large storms

  • In another initiative to work with the changing climate – Adam is giving back about 260 acres of productive land to native corridors.

  • The supply and demand fluctuations Adam has seen during the pandemic.

  • The other challenge during the pandemic has been the availability of labour – How Adam’s interest in robotics has led to reduce the amount human labour which has been critical for them during the pandemic.

  • Adam’s predictions for the future of farming using technology in the next 5-10 years.

  • He is a third-generation farmer and discusses the importance of farming and family succession.

  • The most unexpected thing to happen on the Schreurs & Sons farm.

  • The pride that comes from working on the land, with family which is his favourite thing about working on the land.

  • Most common misconception about farming.

  • Ultimate dream for the future for Schreurs & Sons.

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.



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