2012 is both Australian Year of the Farmer and National Year of Reading. One Farm Day, via the NSW Writer in Residence program, brings these two initiatives together with a series of stories from and about life beyond the farm gate.
From shearers to fruit pickers and beekeepers; we will visit men and women working in all kinds of farming jobs across NSW and tell the story of their farming day. Highs, lows, mud, dust and all. A new story will be released each week and we will also be hosting workshops to help people tell their own stories.
Jan Richards from Central West Libraries gives a short overview of the project and catch a glimpse of writer in residence Sophie Hansen speaking to a farmer at the Australian National Field days drop in writers centre: