Meet Aaron Prettejohn from SA’s South East!
Aaron has always had a passion for the grain industry, and was lucky enough to grow up among “some of the best cereal country in Australia”.
He knows that he can always rely on his mates in the grain industry, and says that, “Your local community is your support network when things aren’t going to plan”.
Aaron knows how unpredictable the grain industry can be, and believes that this can really take its toll on the mental wellbeing of grain growers.
“For those who have witnessed the lows, it is absolutely soul destroying and really highlights the need for farmers mental health to be talked about.” Aaron explains that, “You can go from a 5-ton crop and turning out the best weaners possible one season, to not even getting your seed back the next”.
So then, what keeps Aaron going strong in grain industry, despite its unpredictability?
“It’s seeing the wheat germinate and turning into a beautiful golden field … and the local community is everything! With every high in agriculture there seems to be a low just as great… but I love the people in Agriculture—their drive to succeed and prosper.”