Sam Leonard is a grain grower from Minlaton, Yorke Peninsula!
Sam says “he can always rely on his mates in the grain industry.”
Sam’s family have been based in the small farming community of Cleve on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia for over 100 years.
This year he returns to full time farm work for Adam Cook on Adam’s property near Minlaton. The Cooks grow wheat as the key crop as well as barley, lentils and canola.
So, what is Sam continually striving towards?
This year Sam returns to full time farm work for Adam Cook near Minlaton, Yorke Peninsula! The Cooks grow wheat as the key crop as well as barley, lentils and canola.
“We are always working on increasing the yield and quality of what we produce in the most sustainable way possible. Adoption of technology into the program is a big thing for us.”
We were chatting after harvest and all agreed that if we had the year we had last year 10 years ago we wouldn’t have yielded half of what we achieved. Innovative use of technology and making the most of what we have, has got us to where we are today.”
What does Sam love most about his job in grain?
“I love the variety of the job; no two days in a row are the same, except for seeding and harvesting of course!!”
What can Sam rely on his mates for in the grain industry?
“Everything. Our neighbours are always willing to help us out and visa versa.”
“A few times a mate has up for no reason but to just say hi. He simply just wanted someone to talk to. You just look after one another.”