Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland wants to know if there an elephant in your paddock?

A new voice for primary industries:

Those burning questions you want answered but haven’t yet asked are being addressed in a new agri-podcast produced by the Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland (RFCSNQ).

“There’s an Elephant in my Paddock” aims to tackle the most relevant issues affecting agriculture in an intelligent and thought provoking way. It also offers alternatives and timely reminders that help is available.

“There’s an Elephant in my paddock” is an audio on demand, recorded discussion where a guest is invited to pose a question.  A diverse panel of industry experts, thought leaders, entrenched ag lovers and industry movers and shakers then respond and provide answers and sometimes more questions!

There’s an Elephant in my Paddock’s first guest is well known Queensland based rural advocate, and AgForce President Georgie Somerset. She wants to know what is hindering rural Australia from finding its voice.

Hosted by award winning broadcast journalist and RFCSNQ communications manager Nicole Bond and produced and researched by experienced multidisciplinary journalist and grazier, Jayne Cuddihy, the podcast will instigate the difficult discussions Australian agriculture is avoiding.

 “The questions are not easy to answer so this is not a short listen. It’s the perfect program to download onto your phone to listen to during harvesting, on outback water runs, driving into town, milking or picking fruit,” said Nicole Bond.

The podcast also has a supporting Facebook group of the same name where farmers can share articles, pose questions they would like to see answered and continue discussions started by the podcasts.

Aside from sparking agricultural discussion, There’s an Elephant in my Paddock seeks to promote the Rural Financial Counselling Service by tapping into a primary producer-based audience through an intimate one on one medium, that they can listen to anywhere they can take a smartphone, because if you download it, you shouldn’t need signal.

The podcast is available free on iTunes, Stitcher, Wooshkaa and other good podcast providers.