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Episode 45 - Married to the Land

Being born and raised on the land hasn’t meant any free passes for Angie Nisbet. Forging her own path as a stockwoman and grazier hasn’t come easy. She’s had to work tirelessly and prove a lot of people wrong. As if running Landsborough Downs near Hughenden Queensland wasn’t challenging enough – she’s recently added a couple more roles into the mix: mother to three children under four with a fly-in-fly-out husband and podcast host. Angie is a powerhouse and the perfect guest to mark International Rural Women’s Day this weekend.

  • Angie’s favourite task on her farm is jumping on the motorbike to check the paddocks and land.

  • Angie is based 400 km from the closest major town and what it’s like to live in the centre of Queensland.

  • As the mother to three young children with a fly-in-fly-out husband, Angie shares how she makes it work.

  • A day in the life of Angie as she musters, checks water pumps and fixes fences, just to name a few.

  • Angie shares her passion for the land and why the core of her being is drawn to the land.

  • Barriers and surprise support for Angie as she trained to be a Jillaroo, as a woman in a male-dominated field.

  • Growing up with parents Jim and Terry Lindsay, who developed the Low Stress Stockhandling school which people attend from all over Australia.

  • Angie’s podcast aptly named ‘Married to the Land’ and why she feels it’s important to share these stories.

  • Family, community and bringing her family up in a grounded environment is Angie’s favourite thing about life on the land.

  • The common misconception is that life on a farm is easy.

  • Angie shares that the most unexpected thing to happen was how deeply she is connected to 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.



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