Remove the 'Deliverance' country stigma

AWARENESS of seasonal employment opportunities on farms and in regional communities in metropolitan areas is an issue the broader industry needs to address to help resolve some of its manpower issues in periods of high activity.

Remove the 'Deliverance' country stigma Remove the 'Deliverance' country stigma Remove the 'Deliverance' country stigma Remove the 'Deliverance' country stigma Remove the 'Deliverance' country stigma

Seasonal labour for farming needs to be more attractive according to Bushwhacker. Picture Mark Saunders

Hell, forget the where and when of individual labour requirements, can Bushwhacker suggest as a starting point we all lobby for the promotion of the average (albeit shifting these days) farm management calendar for large volume grain and animal exports.

Unless you have a personal link back to the land, the majority of punters who might consider it a worthwhile undertaking to spend a month or two every couple of years getting out of town to contribute to and learn about exactly what goes into getting our food to the table (or to the ship, as the case may be) would not have a clue what time of the year you seed, you feed, you harvest and you sell stock to market.

It is hard to escape the debate in the past month about the merits of a special agricultural visa to help ea...

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