Meet Big Farmer Andy. The bloke who turned his dairy farm into a source of intrigue and fascination. With an online following of more than 300-thousand people he aims to bridge the divide between city and country people by sharing snippets of his life on the land with humour. He’s also not afraid to challenge those with opposing views. And is a strong advocate for mental wellbeing, sporting a very fine Mullet for Mental Health. In today’s episode we discuss:
Andy’s favourite place on the farm and the sunset in the winter.
He is a third-generation dairy farmer with roots dating back centuries in Holland before his great grandfather arrived here in Australia in 1936 to continue the lineage.
November 2020 Andy had surgery and during his time off, he posted his first video on TikTok.
Now, Big Farmer Andy has over 9 million likes on TikTok and shares how this has grown over time.
The huge interest from city people and, the powerful conversations he is having online.
Andy is not afraid to tackle controversial issues or take on people with opposing views and shares his tips for approaching difficult topics.
After a personal family experience, Andy has become an advocate for suicide prevention and mental health.
A day in the life of Big Farmer Andy.
For years Dairy Farmers have been diminishing and Andy’s observations of the industry.
Andy is a natural advocate and has been growing a mullet for ‘Mullets for Mental Health’ and, how you can contribute. https://www.mulletsformentalhealth.org.au/fundraisers/farmerandy
The most common misconception about how Dairy Farmers run their farms.
The most unexpected thing to happen to Big Famer Andy.
Andy’s big dream for a future in politics to endorse change for farmers.
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.