August 2018 edition of Tasmanian Farmer

Two Queenslanders sold their city pad to move to North-East Tasmania, swapping office jobs for a life on the land as pig farmers. Read how Daniel and Kim Croker said “fork it” to their city slicker lifestyle to become part of the Tasmanian farming community in the latest edition of Tasmanian Farmer.

Tasmania’s young winemakers were well represented in this year’s Young Guns of Wine awards. Matthew and Jonathan Hughes picked up Best New Act for their southern vineyard – and they have plans to go bigger now they have been noticed.

Milk processors Fonterra and Saputo spent some time in Tasmania in July with the aim of wooing new producers to the brands to build their stocks. Healthy competition is shaping up to be a good thing for Tasmanian dairy farmers.

Tasmanian Farmer included a special investigation on Dr Skye Saunders’ important work into sexual harassment in rural workplaces. Dr Saunders’ research showed 93 per cent of women working in Australia’s agricultural industry had been harassed. She is investigating the process around making a complaint in the rural sector, with her report expected by the end of the year.

Read these stories and more in the August edition of Tasmanian Farmer.