As you see from our logo, agalert.com.au has a straightforward philosophy: “grabbing the bull by the horns for northern development.”
And having a young fella on the bull indicates our faith in the future of the bush. The young bloke hails from Windorah, and lives with his energetic mum on his grandparents’ property.
There are plenty of technical revolutions and opportunities in agriculture, but it still requires that traditional mix of seeing the opportunities (from pioneers on horseback who saw future ploughed fields among the scrubby plains, to those today looking at chemistry and engineering to improve breeds, machines and techniques), the persistence to hold onto the dream through good and bad seasons and prices, and plain hard yakka (putting some muscle behind the shovel, not giving-up until the job is done, often well beyond public service hours).
Agalert.com.au will be your daily mix of revolutions, opportunities and the traditional qualities of the bush.
Whether by internet or mobile, we can deliver agri news, product updates and realistic weather as they happen, followed by a weekly newsletter summary.
And on our sister site, Bushchat.com.au, we offer a platform to share the people, events, amazing and phunny photos, and the much-requested jokes, poems and yarns.
This is all free. No sign-up or subscription charges. We want you to join the biggest community of northern Australia. You will notice messages from our sponsors, so give them a yell if you require their services.
Agalert is a low-cost, down-to-earth service (no big corporate masters or fancy overheads), and run by experienced professionals.
Col Jackson, born and bred in the Burdekin, has been long-time editor of Blues Country Magazine (recently closed). He has just picked-up an award from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists, awarded at the recent IFAJ congress in Germany for a story about a new breed of apple (the best in 50 years) that he researched while in New Zealand in 2015.
Andrew Stewart started his working career on a farm and is now back operating farms (with a mid-career break developing magazines and websites — including Blues — through the successful PSA Media from 1979 to 2007). Instead of 15 magazines and websites, he now has 15 tractors!
As experience has barked our shins over the years, Col and Andrew aren’t making any wild upfront promises, so you’ll just have to hang-on for the ride as we continuously develop the sites as the wonders of technology (and our grasp of it) allows. But also, because we rely on your feedback as readers to rate what’s useful and what more you’d like.
The more you contact us with feedback, ideas, tips and even complaints, the more we can massage these sites into what you need.
So that we can send you the weekly update (starting September), fill in the Registration Form below. It’s very basic and quick and FREE (and we protect your privacy and do NOT sell your details).
Let us know your queries, quibbles, feedback at email@example.com.
So without delay, and no bull, let’s start by grabbing that bull by the horns.
Andrew Stewart, Col Jackson