Jordan’s love for everything Ag developed from a nostalgic childhood growing up on his family’s grain farm on the Northern Yorke Peninsula, SA.
Jordan’s family runs a cropping operation, rotating between wheat, barley and lentils. From an early age, Jordan loved helping dad out on the farm, and naturally his passion continued to grow!
Now, Jordan is studying Agricultural Sciences at the University of Adelaide, and is busy tackling the degree and giving his tertiary studies his best shot!
What is one thing that you’re continually striving towards as a grain grower?
Jordan’s interest in grain farming and his studies in Ag Sciences have fuelled him to wonder exactly how our industry can continue progressing into the future.Jordan explains that he and his family are “Always striving to be more sustainable by increasing productivity from equal or fewer inputs from a long-term perspective”.
For Jordan, the importance of soil health cannot be understated. He says that it’s invaluable to “Really understand the natural resources you have at hand” and continues by explaining that “Knowing how your soils behave and the spatial variability of the soil will be a key driver of management in the future”.
“I believe soil health will play a huge part in our farm’s future, as well as technology for better input management.”
What is one thing you love about your job or lifestyle in grain?
“The ability to be one-on-one with nature in your day-to-day life.”
“I love the grains industry as it allows you to continually learn new things every day, and I believe that this will always be the case.”
Jordan also takes pride in “Knowing someone is always benefitting from what you produce”.
What do you value most about having mates in the grain industry?
There’s a lot to love about our mates in the grain industry.
For Jordan, the best bits include “Their willingness to help in any situation, and the passionate conversations about the industry”.