If we had to crown a vegetable king in Australia – today’s guest would be a contender. He grows cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and kale, all the while producing cows, sheep and chickens for pasture-raised eggs. It’s little wonder he’s been recognised in the 2022 Farmer of the Year Awards for Excellence in Diversification. The success of his operation is closely linked to his passion for soil biology and regenerative farming on his family property at Manjimup in Western Australia called Three Ryans. To learn more Jake Ryan joins us as we discuss:
Jake’s favourite place on the family farm.
The family farm has always had such a broad scope growing numerous vegetables and producing cows, sheep and chickens for eggs.
Jake’s training and the moment he realised he could make a difference on the farm.
Dream big, start small and scale quickly – that has been Jake’s approach to this entire project.
Diversification is something we hear of often on the land and Jake has come to balance the business while combatting environmental factors.
Jake is passionate about Regenerative Farming and explains how it all works. Being the first to use the strip tillage process in Western Australia and, its advantages.
Soil biology and health have quickly become a priority in running the farm and the practices Jake uses to adjust his soil.
Jake Ryan won the Excellence in Diversity Award in the Farmer of the Year and, what this meant to him and his family.
The beginnings of the family farm and the influence of Jake’s father and late grandfather.
For generations, the Ryans have been regenerating the land, even unintentionally.
The aspects of life on the land Jake loves most.
The most unexpected thing to happen to Jake while on the land.
Common misconceptions about regenerative farming.
Jake’s ultimate dream for the future of the farm.
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.