What Does A Farmer Look Like?

Have you ever googled "What does a farmer look like?" Well I did just that after a twitter conversation recently about the image that is portrayed of farmers. I've got to say I was less than impressed with the results!

I can assure you right now that farmers are not all grey haired bearded men in checked flannelette and bib & brace overalls holding a pitchfork!

I have been thinking of putting a photographic book together for some time and have been inspired to try and change the perception of what a farmer looks like by sharing their stories and photos. My talented friend Cassie is going to help me put all this together and we can't wait to get the project started!

So, we're in need of farmers to be involved and we're looking for the following (and more!):

Beef - pasture, feedlot
Dairy - cattle, sheep, goats
Lamb - pasture, feedlot
Wool - superfine, fine, medium etc
Equine
Poultry
Deer
Pigs - freerange, intensive
Goats - meat, mohair
Orchards - citrus, stonefruit, tropical fruit
Vegetables
Alpacas
Donkeys
Aquaculture
Oysters
Pearls
Camels
Cotton
Rice
Cereals
Canola
Fodder
Peanuts
Berries
Garlic
Herbs
Sugarcane
Vineyards - wine, table grapes
Sheep & cattle studs
Flowers
Hemp
Salt
Truffles
Crocodiles
Christmas Trees
Plant nurseries

Have we forgotten something? Do you produce something that's not on the list? Let us know via private message or email!

I'll keep updating this list as we get suggestions.

We are looking for all sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds! Have you got a special story or something a little different? Let us know!