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Digging In

Dec 9, 2020

Ray Zamora is a leader in regenerative agriculture in the Tully district. His "outside the square" thinking and approach to farming has shaped the way he grows sugar cane.

Fiona was lucky enough to sit beside the cool flowing waters of Murray Falls to record this episode. "Murray Falls are the source of the Murray River...


Dec 4, 2020

East Feluga tropical fruit farmer Peter Salleras took a different path to his cane farmer forefathers.

In the early eighties he ventured over to Bali and was enticed by the vibrancy and flavour of tropical, exotic fruit.

Thirty-five years on and two severe cyclones later, his family's farm, Fruit Forest Farm, is a...


Nov 17, 2020

For third generation cane farmer Chris O'Kane, looking after the land is in his blood. His late father Bernie was a true innovator and "wasn't afraid to try new things."

Following in their father's footsteps, Chris and his brother Michael have designed equipment to improve efficiency and production and brew their own...


Nov 4, 2020

In this episode we talk to Stephen Mackay about how his family's innovative enterprise evolved from a small farm cleared by hand in Mission Beach to Australia’s single largest banana farm.

The thriving multi-generational business celebrates 75 years this year. They’ve worked hard at getting things right - in...


Oct 14, 2020

For 95 years the sugar mill has been a proud landmark in the township of Tully. Standing on the banks of the Banyan River, it's deeply engrained in the area's history and the thriving community that call Tully home.

In this episode, Fiona talks to Tully Sugar Limited's Cane Productivity and Development Manager, Greg...