At the heart of this episode is diversification, both on and off-farm. I had the privilege to catch up with James Walker for a conversation on what led him to win the excellence in diversification in agriculture and what spurs him along.
He had quite the wrap sheet with a long list of projects he is working on. One notable project came from the idea to entice and retain a community in Longreach to allow for people to find work and keep the community vibrant. He established a 15-megawatt solar farm at the cost of $29 million. He is a Nuffield scholar and by my research, the Nuffield scholars prove themselves that they’re “out of the box thinkers”.
In agriculture it is one thing to think of an idea, but to actually implement it and impact the lives and jobs that may surround it is amazing.
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