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Farming food & fashion for a discerning world is serious business in Aotearoa New Zealand. The challenge has been laid before us to embrace a changing world and balance business that is sensitive to people, profit and the environment. Sarah’s Country connects knowledge and shines the light on the matters that matter most to New Zealand’s biggest industry, the primary sector. “There are opportunities everywhere just waiting for open-minded people to take bold and brave leadership and support farming and growing in New Zealand for a positive future,” says Sarahs Country host Sarah Perriam. In alliance with Farmers Weekly, Sarah has created a movement with New Zealand’s most forward-thinking agribusiness show, LIVE Monday - Wednesday from 7 pm NZDT & on listened by tends of thousands on podcast globally. “Sarah Perriam is without a doubt New Zealand’s most exciting young rural journalists,” author, Ross Hyland. As a leading voice in New Zealand agriculture, Sarah Perriam has worked for over a decade behind & in front of the camera in rural media, recognised for her extraordinary commitment to progressing the conversation of how we farm food and fashion with an open heart & open mind. “Voices like Sarah’s - strong and passionate - are crucial for farmers to say informed on the issues,” New Zealand’s Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor. Sarah has led an impressive career well-known from her nation-wide role as a radio host on ‘Rural Exchange’ and a rural commentator on TV3’s ‘AM Show’. “Sarah is a fantastic advocate for rural NZ. This girl cares and is not afraid to confront the tough issues,” Newshub Journalist, Mary-Jane Tomasi. Sarah is both a host of the popular show 'Sarah's Country' and businesswomen with her production agency, Perriam Media with a team of 7 and a video & radio studio in Canterbury New Zealand. Sarah’s Country is produced in a strategic alliance with the country’s largest rural media, Farmers Weekly the guests and stories sourced from the experienced newsroom of agri-journalists, weather and market analysts. Perriam Media produces Sarah’s Country, with its team based at Tai Tapu in Canterbury, and in the UK, as well as producing visual podcast series for their clients to have solution-led marketing through thought-leading communication. ‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them’. And I love being in a role where I can facilitate the tough conversations on my show and providing my client’s solutions to be thought-leading,“ explains Sarah. Listen, watch & interact at sarahscountry.com. Produced by Perriam Media Limited. For more information on creating your own multi-media podcast : www.perriammedia.com Corporate partnerships & press releases welcome. Send / request more information sarah@sarahscountry.com

Farming food & fashion for a discerning world is serious business in Aotearoa New Zealand. The challenge has been laid before us to embrace a changing world and balance business that is sensitive to people, profit and the environment. Sarah’s Country connects knowledge and shines the light on the matters that matter most to New Zealand’s biggest industry, the primary sector. “There are opportunities everywhere just waiting for open-minded people to take bold and brave leadership and support farming and growing in New Zealand for a positive future,” says Sarahs Country host Sarah Perriam. In alliance with Farmers Weekly, Sarah has created a movement with New Zealand’s most forward-thinking agribusiness show, LIVE Monday - Wednesday from 7 pm NZDT & on listened by tends of thousands on podcast globally. “Sarah Perriam is without a doubt New Zealand’s most exciting young rural journalists,” author, Ross Hyland. As a leading voice in New Zealand agriculture, Sarah Perriam has worked for over a decade behind & in front of the camera in rural media, recognised for her extraordinary commitment to progressing the conversation of how we farm food and fashion with an open heart & open mind. “Voices like Sarah’s - strong and passionate - are crucial for farmers to say informed on the issues,” New Zealand’s Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor. Sarah has led an impressive career well-known from her nation-wide role as a radio host on ‘Rural Exchange’ and a rural commentator on TV3’s ‘AM Show’. “Sarah is a fantastic advocate for rural NZ. This girl cares and is not afraid to confront the tough issues,” Newshub Journalist, Mary-Jane Tomasi. Sarah is both a host of the popular show 'Sarah's Country' and businesswomen with her production agency, Perriam Media with a team of 7 and a video & radio studio in Canterbury New Zealand. Sarah’s Country is produced in a strategic alliance with the country’s largest rural media, Farmers Weekly the guests and stories sourced from the experienced newsroom of agri-journalists, weather and market analysts. Perriam Media produces Sarah’s Country, with its team based at Tai Tapu in Canterbury, and in the UK, as well as producing visual podcast series for their clients to have solution-led marketing through thought-leading communication. ‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them’. And I love being in a role where I can facilitate the tough conversations on my show and providing my client’s solutions to be thought-leading,“ explains Sarah. Listen, watch & interact at sarahscountry.com. Produced by Perriam Media Limited. For more information on creating your own multi-media podcast : www.perriammedia.com Corporate partnerships & press releases welcome. Send / request more information sarah@sarahscountry.com

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United States

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Farming food & fashion for a discerning world is serious business in Aotearoa New Zealand. The challenge has been laid before us to embrace a changing world and balance business that is sensitive to people, profit and the environment. Sarah’s Country connects knowledge and shines the light on the matters that matter most to New Zealand’s biggest industry, the primary sector. “There are opportunities everywhere just waiting for open-minded people to take bold and brave leadership and support farming and growing in New Zealand for a positive future,” says Sarahs Country host Sarah Perriam. In alliance with Farmers Weekly, Sarah has created a movement with New Zealand’s most forward-thinking agribusiness show, LIVE Monday - Wednesday from 7 pm NZDT & on listened by tends of thousands on podcast globally. “Sarah Perriam is without a doubt New Zealand’s most exciting young rural journalists,” author, Ross Hyland. As a leading voice in New Zealand agriculture, Sarah Perriam has worked for over a decade behind & in front of the camera in rural media, recognised for her extraordinary commitment to progressing the conversation of how we farm food and fashion with an open heart & open mind. “Voices like Sarah’s - strong and passionate - are crucial for farmers to say informed on the issues,” New Zealand’s Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor. Sarah has led an impressive career well-known from her nation-wide role as a radio host on ‘Rural Exchange’ and a rural commentator on TV3’s ‘AM Show’. “Sarah is a fantastic advocate for rural NZ. This girl cares and is not afraid to confront the tough issues,” Newshub Journalist, Mary-Jane Tomasi. Sarah is both a host of the popular show 'Sarah's Country' and businesswomen with her production agency, Perriam Media with a team of 7 and a video & radio studio in Canterbury New Zealand. Sarah’s Country is produced in a strategic alliance with the country’s largest rural media, Farmers Weekly the guests and stories sourced from the experienced newsroom of agri-journalists, weather and market analysts. Perriam Media produces Sarah’s Country, with its team based at Tai Tapu in Canterbury, and in the UK, as well as producing visual podcast series for their clients to have solution-led marketing through thought-leading communication. ‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them’. And I love being in a role where I can facilitate the tough conversations on my show and providing my client’s solutions to be thought-leading,“ explains Sarah. Listen, watch & interact at sarahscountry.com. Produced by Perriam Media Limited. For more information on creating your own multi-media podcast : www.perriammedia.com Corporate partnerships & press releases welcome. Send / request more information sarah@sarahscountry.com

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English


Episodes

CHANGE MAKER | 24 February 2021

2/24/2021
In this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country: A game-changing ‘smart’ pivot developed by Feilding-based software engineers will be able to monitor crop health. Zimmatic’s Technology Strategy Advisor, Stu Bradbury, explains. Honest Wolf’s Sophie Hurley shares Papanui Station’s journey from handpiece to handbag. A sustainable beef patty trial has been a success. New Zealand Roundtable for Sustainable Beef’s Chair, Grant Bunting, explains. Plant & Food Research scientist Kerry...

Duration:00:59:16

Kerry Templeton | “New hop cultivars with unique flavours for premium beer”

2/24/2021
As part of this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Kerry Templeton from Plant & Food Research outlines the new hop cultivars with unique flavours developed for our premium craft beer markets. New Zealand has some of the most sought-after hops in the world. Not only does the hop industry benefit from New Zealand's reputation for environmental sustainability, but our hops have unique flavours brewers, particularly those with a taste for something different, search for. The hop...

Duration:00:12:05

Grant Bunting | “Sustainable beef patty trial a success”

2/24/2021
As part of this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Grant Bunting from New Zealand Roundtable for Sustainable Beef discusses the success of a sustainable beef patty trial. The $350,000 trial, 50:50 funded by industry and the Government, has proven it is possible to produce a beef patty sustainably right across the supply chain in NZ. The project aimed to help meet the growing demand for ethically sourced and sustainable products. To read more, visit the article on Farmers...

Duration:00:11:56

Sophie Hurley | “From hand-piece to hand-bag”

2/24/2021
As part of this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Sophie Hurley from Honest Wolf shares Papanui Station’s journey from handpiece to handbag. Sam and Sophie Hurley had for a while been thinking about finding new avenues for their wool, and a couple of years ago they saw an opportunity in New Zealand’s ban on single-use plastic shopping bags. Today, Honest Wolf branded products are being bought by people across the country and around the world. To read more, visit the article...

Duration:00:11:27

Stu Bradbury | “Game-changing ‘smart pivot'”

2/24/2021
As part of this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Stu Bradbury from Zimmatic ANZ discusses a game-changing ‘smart pivot’ developed by Feilding-based software engineers that will be able to monitor crop health. Lindsay, which produces the Zimmatic brand of pivot irrigators, has just introduced the concept of the world’s first ‘smart pivot’ to its markets around the globe. Now, they are inviting New Zealand farmers and irrigation industry colleagues to give feedback so the...

Duration:00:12:19

OPINION MAKER | 23 February 2021

2/23/2021
There have been many headwinds for venison and velvet markets affected by covid-19 in 2020, as well as domestic environmental challenges. However, collaborations and strategic partnerships are seeing improved opportunities ahead for the pioneering deer industry. In this week’s Opinion Maker show of Sarah’s Country: Deer Industry NZ’s velvet marketing manager Rhys Griffiths will discuss how three companies marketing deer velvet antlers in Asia have formed a coalition to develop a market for...

Duration:00:49:25

Mark McCoard & Phil McKenzie | “Unclear how deer farmers will meet emissions targets”

2/23/2021
As part of this week’s “Opinion Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Mark McCoard from Deer Farmers Association and Phil McKenzie from DINZ discuss how deer farmers are going to be able to meet climate change emission reduction targets. While the industry welcomes many aspects of the Climate Change Commission’s interim report, it will be a challenge for deer farmers. If the commission’s recommendations are adopted, livestock farmers will need to reduce their net methane emissions from 2018...

Duration:00:16:43

Nicola Johnston | “SFF, DINZ team up on venison project”

2/23/2021
As part of this week’s “Opinion Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Nicola Johnston from Silver Fern Farms explains the impact of Covid on venison prices in Europe and North America, and how they have pivoted their efforts into venison’s third largest market, China on a venison marketing project with DINZ. To read more, visit the article on Farmers Weekly: https://farmersweekly.co.nz/section/agribusiness/deer/sff-dinz-team-up-on-venison-project To watch the interview, visit...

Duration:00:10:03

Rhys Griffiths | “Velvet coalition targets China”

2/23/2021
As part of this week’s “Opinion Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Rhys Griffiths from Deer Industry NZ discusses how three companies have formed a coalition to develop a New Zealand velvet market as a health food ingredient in China. Deer velvet and red ginseng, two of the two most highly prized ingredients in traditional oriental medicine, have in recent years enjoyed an explosion in demand from South Korea for use in branded natural health products to combat fatigue and boost immunity. In...

Duration:00:14:08

NEWS MAKER | 22 February 2021

2/22/2021
In this week’s “News Maker” show of Sarah’s Country: Our Land and Water has released a white paper on regenerative agriculture. Landcare Research Senior Scientist, Dr Gwen Grelet, and Quorum Sense’s Manager, Sam Lang, explains. What’s driving the ever-increasing dairy prices, and how sustainable are these prices? Rabobank Dairy Analyst, Emma Higgins, explains. As the high shifts out to our east and a low in the Tasman Sea may rapidly form and even reach storm status, RuralWeather’s Phil...

Duration:01:00:46

Michael Wan | “Red meat pivots into global retail”

2/22/2021
As part of this week’s “News Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Michael Wan from Beef + Lamb New Zealand discusses now NZ meat processing companies have had to pivot into selling to retail. Changing eating patterns as global consumers respond to the covid-19 pandemic is forcing meat exporters to shift their focus to retail markets, which will require more stock supplied out of season. The global retail sector is growing rapidly for meat exporters as consumers, forced due to the pandemic...

Duration:00:11:01

Phil Duncan | “Powerful high moves in, Tasman Sea low next week”

2/22/2021
As part of this week’s “News Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Phil Duncan from RuralWeather discusses how rainfall is looking for the rest of February and the main weather features going into March. There is a small but potent low coming out of the Tasman Sea area on Tuesday/Wednesday which will bring a burst of wind and rain into southern and western NZ. This will be followed by a cooler change in the lower South Island. Elsewhere, it’s looking drier than average for the rest of the month...

Duration:00:10:23

Emma Higgins | “GDT pushes prospect of higher milk prices”

2/22/2021
As part of this week’s “News Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Emma Higgins from Rabobank discusses what’s driving the ever-increasing dairy prices and how sustainable these prices are. Sustained increases in Global Dairy Trade (GDT) prices have pushed the New Zealand farm gate milk price for this season into the mid-$7/kg territory, where it might deliver the second-highest Fonterra payout in 20 years. The GDT index of 1170 and an average price of US$3746/tonne rose 3% in the latest...

Duration:00:07:06

Dr Gwen Grelet & Sam Lang | “Our Land and Water white paper on regenerative agriculture”

2/22/2021
As part of this week’s “News Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Dr Gwen Grelet from Landcare Research and Sam Lang from Quorum Sense explain the key points from the whitepaper released today on regenerative agriculture. Emerging from research from 200+ representatives of New Zealand's major agricultural sectors, Our Land and Water’s white paper highlights the 11 principles of regenerative farming practices that mainstream practices have overlap and compatibility with. When we are in strong...

Duration:00:22:01

CHANGE MAKER | 17 February 2021

2/17/2021
In this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country: Award-winning dairy farmer Fraser McGougan shares his intentions as newly appointed Chair of the DairyNZ Climate Change Ambassadors. How can we help speed up the process of hiring seasonal workers? PICMI’s founder Genevieve Griffin-George discusses the ground-breaking app that has reduced hiring time by 70%. Leading the way in the avocado industry with their approach to regeneration, sustainability and utilising all waste to energy....

Duration:00:42:58

Dr Kioumars Ghamkhar | “Seed gold needs mining”

2/17/2021
As part of this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Dr Kioumars Ghamkhar from Margot Forde Germplasm Centre discusses how we can grow our crops to withstand climate change. This month’s Climate Change Commission recommendations include farmers facing the prospect of reducing stocking rates to meet carbon reduction obligations. But the head of the nation’s largest seed bank is urging a closer look at what it has on hand that may offer benefits in lower methane emissions. Kioumars...

Duration:00:11:50

Genevieve Griffin-George | “PICMI launches seasonal hiring app for growers and workers”

2/17/2021
As part of this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Genevieve Griffin-George from PICMI discusses the ground-breaking app that has reduced hiring time by 70%. As the seasonal push to harvest horticultural crops draws closer, so does the additional pressure on growers to try and source seasonal staff. But an app developed by Genevieve makes the arduous paperwork task a lot simpler and helps employers find the staff they need. When Genevieve was unexpectedly called back to her...

Duration:00:06:58

Gary Hannam | “Turning waste avocado product into bio-gas”

2/17/2021
As part of this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Gary Hannam from Olivado explains how they are leading the way in the avocado industry with their approach to regeneration, sustainability and utilising all waste to energy. As the world’s largest producer of extra virgin avocado oil, Olivado pride themselves on their quality, sustainability practices and commitment to their workers. Olivado work hard to leave communities and environment in a better state than when they...

Duration:00:07:17

Fraser McGougan | “New DairyNZ Climate Change Ambassador Chair”

2/17/2021
As part of this week’s “Change Maker” show of Sarah’s Country, Fraser McGougan from DairyNZ Climate Change Ambassadors looks forward to leading the ambassadors to engage with farmers, communities and decision-makers, and to provide a farmer voice at national level. Climate Change Ambassadors are leaders for climate change action on dairy farms. They help communicate the challenges and opportunities dairy farmers face in playing their part to address climate change, alongside the rest of New...

Duration:00:11:33

OPINION MAKER | 16 February 2021

2/16/2021
In this week’s “Opinion Maker” show of Sarah’s Country: What more can we be doing to normalise on-farm safety to avoid life-changing incidents? We hear first-hand experiences with on-farm incidents, and the changes being made to protect themselves and their loved ones. Following her recent Farmers Weekly Pulpit commentary, Federated Farmers Vice President, Karen Williams, shares her experiences. Align Farms Chief Executive, Rhys Roberts, and Stock Manager at Glen Eden Farm, Daniel Hansen,...

Duration:00:51:45