Aussie Helpers helping dairy farmers

by Trace on August 25, 2009

How To Overcome Stress Naturally book is proud to support Aussie Helpers with 10% of proceeds from sales of the book.

 

aussiehelperspictruckYou can read Brian Egan’s story, the founder, with wife Nerida, of Aussie Helpers, on this website and it is Chapter 7 “Listen & Have Compassion” in my book. A story of success born out of adversity from the depths of depression.

 

Here is an update of how Aussie Helpers is making a difference from the desk of Brian Egan…

 

Aussie Helpers have just bought a small farm at Mathoura, near Echuca, in NSW. A property of around sixty acres and we will be using this as a training farm for disadvantaged young people both boys and girls to teach them about rural life and to help get them a job in the rural sector.

 

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We will be concentrating on horticulture and I recently did a couple of heavy duty presentations to two big corporations in Melbourne and the feedback so far is that both companies will be helping out with sponsorship  especially with the farm idea. We hope the contract on the farm will finalise this week and we will get moving.

 

Another huge problem in Northern Victoria and the Riverina area of NSW is of the plight of dairy farmers who have had their farm gate milk price slashed in half in recent weeks to a point where some are only receiving between 22 to 27 cents per litre and the production cost is 33 cents per litre.

 

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I just hope that the situation does not return to the same scene of a couple of years ago where suicides on dairy farms were virtually a weekly occurrence. We are putting a plan of action into place to help out where we can with our resources.

 

Aussie Helpers has sixteen vehicles and many volunteers. Aussie Helpers are in six states: Qld, NSW, Vic, South Australia, Tasmania & Western Australia. If you need help with talking to someone, somebody will talk to you straight away.

 

Ring Aussie Helpers on   1-300-665-232 .
Or Visit http://www.aussiehelpers.org.au

 

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