Life Lessons Growing up as a Livestock Farmer’s Daughter

Life Lessons Growing up as a Livestock Farmer’s Daughter

From early mornings shifting cattle before the school bus, to summer holidays touring round the local agricultural show circuit, nothing has shaped my life and personality more than being a livestock farmer’s daughter. 1. Livestock come first, but family is essential...
The self-help rural communities of South Korea

The self-help rural communities of South Korea

I’m not sure what I expected of South Korea when I visited last month, but a plan to have 84% of the country, including rural places, 5G enabled by 2025 wasn’t a statistic that I expected to scribble in my notepad. This marked intent by Korean’s political and...
Finding Your Feet in a Foreign Land

Finding Your Feet in a Foreign Land

This year I left behind the rolling hills of Rydal and swapped them for the sweeping beauty of Scotland. I’ve lived in Rydal since I was five years old and it’s where my family have been since we migrated out from Yorkshire in mid-1800’s. Rydal has a population of 50,...
Jane Craigie to join Ringlink Scotland’s board 

Jane Craigie to join Ringlink Scotland’s board 

Ringlink Scotland has appointed Jane Craigie to the cooperative’s board of 10 directors. Jane will be the first woman to join the UK’s largest business ring.  Commenting on her appointment, Chairman, Andrew Moir, said: “The board unanimously endorsed Jane’s...
Succeeding in succession

Succeeding in succession

From father to son My life changed after asking my mother the simple question, “why are we not on the farm anymore?” Like most families, it’s difficult to explain our experience with succession. My ancestors, the Applebees, migrated to Australia from Yorkshire in the...