Communication key when working with backpackers

With the Western Australian grain harvest underway, many seasonal workers, or backpackers, are assisting growers during this high-intensity period on the farming calendar. Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Western Regional Panel member Gemma Walker said attracting, training and retaining backpackers was a challenge that…

Five simple cyber security tips for farmers

Technology is helping farmers become more productive and profitable, but it can also make them vulnerable to cybercrime. Andrew Dell, NAB’s Chief Information Security Officer, says the FBI alerted the American food and agricultural sector to the fact that cyber criminals might target information gathered…