Case study - Claire Beer - Upskilling for improved farm management

Claire considers herself lucky to be able to work with her Dad, Andrew, on the family’s rice farms at Coleambally. She enjoys working towards the long-term goal of setting up the farms with well-designed layouts. “I guess working for the family you sacrifice what might be a 9 to 5, 5-day a week job, with good earnings and annual holidays, but I’m putting the efforts in to the these properties here to improve them for long term growth” Claire says.

She is upskilling, listening to advisors and talking to others in the industry. Claire is a regular participant at Rice Extension field walks and workshops. The farm is being rewarded as a result.

Leah Garnett, Rice Extension, August 2018