Geoff, Cecil Plains, Qld

Geoff initially went into organic farming after seeing the marked difference in price received for specialty organic grains. However he was also concerned about the quantity of chemicals he had to use on his conventional crops. They were having to spray them every week. He says “I didn’t like having all those chemicals all over […]

Talbot, Yuleba, Qld

Talbot’s family has been farming in the Yuleba area for about 100 years. Back then everything was ‘organic’ in the sense that we understand it today. However, now they farm a mix of conventional and organic farming. Of their 8500 hectares, about 1200 is farmed using organic methods, which means no artificial fertilisers or chemicals […]

Phil, Westmar, Qld

Phil grows wheat, linseed and mung beans for Kialla on a 200 hectare farm east of St George. He actually share farms his father-in-law’s organically certified property. Share farming means that the farmer pays a portion of his proceeds as ‘rent’ to the owner of the property. It provides a way for a person to farm […]

Mike, Springsure, Qld

Mike grows a variety of crops for Kialla, including white sorghum, sunflower, hard wheat (high protein wheat best for breads) and soft wheat (low protein wheat suitable for cakes). His 2400 hectares of organic farming land in Central Queensland has been in the family since 1963. At that time his father moved up from the […]