Business operating hours – dates away & ag events attended

September 17th, 2018

The nature of my work means travelling is unavoidable – taking photographs, running presentations, attending events – working mad hours and/or in areas where telecommunication is patchy. This is a one-person show.  You receive personal service and if I’m taking photographs for you or running a workshop you’re participating in, you have my undivided attention. […]

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2019 Farm tour of Ireland, Wales, England & Scotland – F.A.Q.

August 28th, 2018

Have you ever dreamt of a relaxing trip around Britain’s iconic rural landscapes – off the beaten track as well as to famous locations? En route enjoying great food and interesting conversations with locals involved in agriculture, as well as other farmers on the tour? Visiting some ag-related and cultural highlights? From the latest ag-tech […]

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What is the best drone to buy?

August 23rd, 2018

I’m often asked ‘what is the best drone to buy (for a farm or cattle station)?’ And many are asking the views of randoms on Facebook – and taking advice from people who know just enough to be dangerous. The information below is based on solid hands-on experience: Chief Pilot/Operators Certificate for RPAS (ReOC), Remote […]

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The Rural Drone Academy

July 20th, 2018

The information sessions I run are unique and if you are a regional Australian interested in drones, then the workshops I run are of use to you. Rural Drone Academy sessions are designed to: Inform & build confidence Inspire & make action easy. Suitable for: All ages Al levels of experience & backgrounds And the […]

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Time to directly challenge misinformation from animal rights activists

June 28th, 2018

Looking to Europe & the UK, we often see what filters down to Australia – good or bad. There are 18,000 butchers in France and there has been a string of attacks on butchershops.  The UK Telegraph newspaper story, “French butchers issue plea for police protection from vegans after a spate of attacks” quotes the […]

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‘Whispering Grass’ exhibition: Australia’s Washington D.C. Embassy

June 12th, 2018

‘Whispering Grass – Stories from Australia’s Outback Cattle Stations’ was an exhibition of more than 30 of the best photographs I’ve taken on Australia’s largest and most famous cattle stations since 1984. The oldest photographs in the exhibition dated back to the early 1980s – when timber yards, cattle with horns and working windmills were […]

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How many women are speakers at ag events?

June 2nd, 2018

Actually – that’s not the right question to ask. Instead, ask: How many women speaking at ag events have been given equal billing to the men listed on the programme? Are there women speaking who have travelled similar distances? Are the women recompensed at the same level? Via my secondary Twitter account, @Agri_Events, I’ve been […]

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Meat eating is good for human health & livestock can be good for the environment

May 27th, 2018

Below are a variety of research/study sources from around the world plus some well thought out personal opinion pieces that refute misinformation portrayed as truth by those intent on eradicating all meat from the menu. Please note more references are added to this blog post as they are discovered, and sometimes links to articles may be broken, […]

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Why are so few women flying drones?

April 25th, 2018

In the US it’s estimated that just 5% of drone pilots are women. In Australia the estimate is just 1-2%, and as of April 2018, there were 1275 men who with full CASA drone operation certification (RePL + ReOC) – and just 15 women. As men and women typically think so differently (illustrated by the […]

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Australian women who have full CASA drone operator certification

April 13th, 2018

You’re more likely to be called Andrew than be an Australian woman with full CASA drone certification. There’s 16 Andrews plus 3 Andys, at last count – IE 19 in total. And right now I can only find 17 fully licenced Australian women flying drones. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has two tiers of […]

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