Meg is from a mixed livestock and cropping property just out of Parkes, NSW.
Meg has been busy studying an Ag/Law degree in Armidale at UNE and her passion for all things Ag is clear!
Agriculture is a huge part of Meg and her family’s lives, and the centre of many conversations around their kitchen table! She is heavily involved in her community promoting opportunities within agriculture for young people, and loves learning about the importance of effective advocacy within the industry.
She has also worked at the local GrainCorp sub terminal for the last 3 years as a grain handler and weighbridge attendant.
What is one thing that you are continually striving towards?
Whilst not currently working directly on the farm, I strive to work as part of an industry that assists growers to produce the best crops they possibly can. Assisting growers to produce crops in a way that is sustainable – socially, economically and environmentally – is very important to me.
Agriculture is such a multifaceted industry, and I believe it is so important to appreciate this. I want to help employ management strategies that allow water to be used in the most efficient way, therefore preparing for extreme climate events, and reflect on management decisions to respond in a way that considers changing seasonal conditions.
What is one thing that you love about your lifestyle in grain?
I love the pride that growers take in the grain that they produce. Farming is such a gamble sometimes, but the gamble is what makes farming so exciting and drives innovation and technological advances.
I really enjoy seeing that story of pride delivered to consumers – from one family to another. I also enjoy that the grain industry is a global industry, therefore enabling collaboration and learning internationally.
What is one thing you can always rely on/or value about mates in the grain industry?
Mateship – whether it is helping someone change a tyre or sharing a piece of homemade caramel slice at the weighbridge. Agricultural communities are really special and show amazing resilience.
Although you may not see eye to eye with everyone, you know that everyone is having a go and giving it their best shot!