AFTER the success of last year's Big Shift for Small Farms podcast, it comes with no surprise the popular series has returned with all new episodes.
From soil health to mental health, last year's episodes of Big Shift for Small Farms discussed the need for 'a big shift' in today's faming systems.
Greater Sydney Local Land Services has officially released the second series with 11 new episodes now available online.
Regional agricultural Landcare facilitator Richard Stephens said the series had hit the mark with local producers, industry and the community alike.
"We're thrilled with how well the series has been received to date and hope the next series is just as popular with audiences," he said.
"It is currently ranked number four in the Australian charts for a natural podcast and has attracted great interest and feedback among listeners.
"It shows us there is a genuine desire for content designed with small farmers in mind."
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Mr Stephens said the new series covered a range of topics.
Areas being looked at include building your farm brand, planning for emergencies, pasture and livestock flood recovery, weed management and more.
"The Big Shift is all about sharing and growing knowledge amongst all farmers," he said.
"It does this with a focus on sustainable and regenerative land management practices.
"It features candid interviews with farmers, expert insight from industry leaders as well as practical, easy to apply tips and tricks focussed on best practice farm management.
"It also features what it takes to make that next step, or big shift, to benefit both your land and your business."
"It is a real privilege to capture farmers' personal stories," he said.
"It gives me renewed hope for the future to see farmers building successful businesses that achieve great outcomes for their communities and environment.
"It was very moving to hear new farmers Kirsty and Andrew Hambrook share their emotional experience of the 2020 bushfires.
"They shared the really crucial advice that saved their farm."
This series has been produced by the Grow Love Project with support from Greater Sydney Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
- You can subscribe to the Big shift for small farms podcast at: www.anchor.fm/the-big-shift
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