After an idyllic childhood on a Central Queensland cattle station, my guest today has travelled far and wide. Attending boarding school, going to University in Brisbane, touring Canada and New Zealand – all the while spending as much time on the family farm as possible. Something always stood out to her in her adventures and that was the story of women in agriculture. In 2015, whilst helping out on the property she started writing for agricultural publications. From a blog to a fully-fledged magazine – Graziher was born. Founder Claire Dunne joins me today and we discuss:
Claire has an affinity for the land and shares her favourite place on her family station.
Passion for people and their stories led Claire to start a quarterly print magazine celebrating the stories of regional and rural women.
Graziher was originally a blog however it exploded with support and an engaged following.
Crowdsourcing the first issue of the magazine in 2015 with 3000 copies.
A day in the life of Claire and the team she has built over the years.
Claire shares some of the most inspirational stories from Graziher.
The value of a supportive community, either locally or online.
Claire says, ‘I wanted my audience to know that they were being heard and represented.’
Some of the most unexpected aspects of starting a magazine.
Common misconceptions for women on the land.
The magazine growth as they move into bi-monthly magazine releases.
The future for Graziher.
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.