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LISTEN NOW - Humans Of Agriculture x Nuffield Australia podcast


Jack Milbank, 2007 Scholar, is the guest star of our first episode, hosted by Humans Of Agriculture founder, Oli Le Lievre.

Jack is a father, farmer, scholar, entrepreneur, beer maker, cattle breeder, and agronomist...

In this episode, Jack reflects on the seismic shifts in Zimbabwe's economy, the loss of his family farm, and the tragic death of his mother, which prompted him to forge a new path in Australia and be awarded a Nuffield Scholarship, which has helped define his career success.

“Nuffield presented the opportunity to broaden my horizon and see what other markets might exist, or how to do things differently and to pursue that continued education and continued building of networks and relationships, which it did perfectly” - Jack

In this discussion, Jack and Oli cover topics such as:

  • Entrepreneurship, risk management, and community support in agriculture

  • Modelling your business to be self-sufficient, including succession planning

  • Assembling ingredients and building a community for a successful business

  • Embracing change and innovation in agriculture

  • Sustainable agriculture and its importance

“What Nuffield teaches you to do is maintain a network and refer to people and ask questions. It teaches you how to work responsibly and ethically within a network and ensure that you're held accountable, and that you make good decisions.”

“…If we're not adapting and innovating and implementing change, we're stagnant and we're going backwards. And it will just be a matter of time before someone innovates and goes ahead of us. So embracing change is one of the key things that I would say is a non-negotiable. You've got to be able to embrace change.”

This episode is part of our partnership with Humans Of Agriculture, proudly supported by ANZ Australia. Over the next 12 months, we'll be sharing a variety of stories from different scholars, understanding their journeys, pathways and how their Nuffield

Scholarship has helped shape their careers.

Listen to the podcast now:

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