An Australian farm that has transformed the lives of its owners and staff is getting its own small-scale agriculture documentary.
Key points:In a story that will air on ABC1’s 7.30, farmers in Queensland have become ‘farmers’ themselves’ with the production of a documentaryThe project was created by a group of small-time farmers who believe that their “farm life is worth it”The producers believe that the Australian public will benefit from seeing “the farm life” from their perspectiveThe project is being made in partnership with the ABC’s 7:30 program, which is airing the documentary “The Australian Farm”.
The project’s creators are the owners of “The Farmers” farm, who will share their story with viewers.
“We’re farmers and we’ve been doing it for 50 years,” said the farmer, who did not want to give his surname.
“And now, we’re the biggest producers in the world.”
The Australian Farmers’ Federation, which owns “The Farmer’s Farm” in the town of Tandler, Queensland, says the documentary will show the people who live there that the people behind the farm are also “farmers”.
“We believe that this is a story about the farming life, and it’s about the people and what they do for their families and their communities,” said Peter Coyle, the federation’s president.
“It’s not about money.
It’s about having a family, and that’s what people need to hear about.”
The project has been in the works for more than a year, with the producers’ first meeting last year.
“I think it’s a really important story for the country,” Mr Coyle said.
“What we’re really trying to do here is tell a story of farmers who are just doing their job.”
They’re not millionaires or multimillionaires, they’re just doing it, they’ve got their kids doing it.
“You’ve got the kids doing their schoolwork, you’ve got some young people getting their first job in the dairy industry.”‘
A story of the farm life’The producers’ main focus is the farming community in the area, which has changed from being a rural community to an urban one, with “farm and garden” as its main focus.
“A lot of people are getting involved in the farm, but they don’t necessarily have a formal role,” Mr Fergus said.
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