Farmers Videos

AgForce have travelled the state collecting producers stories on this issue.

We will be posting their stories here, get involved by sharing them from our Facebook Page or sending your own in to agforce@agforceqld.org.au.

Hugo Spooner, 'Avocet' Springsure
Hugo talks about why he reserved some of the land on his property for a nature refuge, and why he has since decided to revoke refuge.
Paddy Shephard 'Lochinvar Station' Coen
Paddy talks about how the new proposed laws will impact on him and his business.
Erica and Troy D'Addona 'Butcher's Hill Station' Cake York
Troy and Erica describe the effects that the proposed vegetation management laws will have on their way of life and their family.
Erica and Troy D'Addona 'Butcher's Hill Station' Cake York
Erica and Troy talk about the love that farmers have for their land and how they want to take care of that land.
Louisa Price 'Olkola Aboriginal Corporation - Cape York'
Louisa talks about how the decisions about vegetation management are made by people who do not understand the regional effect these laws have on different parts of Queensland.
Erica and Troy D'Addona 'Butcher's Hill Station' Cake York
Erica and Troy discuss the benefits of being able to grow hay for their cattle on their property.
AgForce South West Regional Manager Vicki Franklin 'Wyoming' Charleville
Vicki describes the complexity of the Vegetation Management Laws.
Geoff Swanson from 'Connemara' Augathella
Geoff discusses his business and the issue of the 'reverse onus of proof'.
Cameron Hill, 'Clarkwood', Marlborough
This passionate little fellow is Cameron Hill from Clarkwood, north of Marlborough. He's pretty proud of the care his dad takes of the family block. Just another landowner that manages vegetation effectively to care for the Great Barrier Reef.
John Baker, 'Booroondarra', Middlemount
In this video John explains the downside of supposedly protecting the reef by locking up country and not managing regrowth.
Geoff Swanson from Connemara in Augathella
Geoff discusses the issues of planning for the future with Peter Lewis in terms of the proposed Vegetation Management Law changes.
Will Wilson from Calliope Station in Central Queensland
Will talks to Agforce Regional Manager, Sharon Howard about the sections of his property where he is not allowed to manage the vegetation.
Kenton Peart from Dunvegan in Charleville
Kenton discusses the importance of Queensland farmers' food production for the world stage.
Col Paton an Eco Rich Grazing Consultant
Col works in the Roma region and discusses what he sees the biggest issue is with the proposed Vegetation Management Laws.
Laura and Rowan Douglas from Mt Lonsdale
Laura and Rowan talk about the love all farmers have for their land and how they want to be able to care for the land that they love.
Robyn and Greg Bryant from Cunnyana in Mitchell
Robyn and Greg talk about the problem vegetation species that they have on their property and how they manage these.
AgForce North Regional Manager Paul Burke
Paul speaks from the rally against the proposed Vegetation Management Laws at Lakeland in the Cape.
Robert Crichton, 'Maryvale', Morven
Robert has been on the land all his life and operates a 20,000 hectare property in the Mulga bio-region in South West Queensland. He fears that the decision made in Brisbane by people who have never been out to the bush will dictate the way he manages his land.
Kenton Peart from Dunvegan in Charleville
Kenton shows us what effective vegetation management looks like on his property and how this impacts on his business.
Robyn and Greg Bryant from Cunnyana in Mitchell
Robyn and Greg discuss what the Vegetation Management Laws would mean for them and how it will impact on what they do and how they live in the country.
John Baker from Booroonndarra in Middlemount
John discusses how he manages the vegetation on his property that has been in their family for over 100 years.
Grant Maudsley - AgForce General President
Grant talks to Peter Lewis about the different implications that the proposed 'one size fits all' Vegetation Management Laws will have on all the different farming communities across Queensland.
AgForce South West Regional Manager Vicki Franklin
'Wyoming' Charleville
Vicki explains why the Mulga tree is so important for the South West region and how it is helping them get through the drought.
AgForce General President Grant Maudsley 'Nalpa Downs' Mitchell
The AgForce General President Grant Maudsley talks about what the major issue is with the proposed Vegetation Management Laws.