Alumni stories

(In)Visible Farmer

13 August 2019

“It’s no good sitting around complaining about something if you’re not prepared to get up and help fix it.” The Dowden family, from Challa Station, have a long history of community engagement. Debbie ARLP C25 is married to Ashley, who was recently recognised by the Pastoralists and Graziers Association for his contribution to industry. Debbie’s story is featured in Episode 1 of (In)Visible Farmer, a series put together to highlight the hidden face of agriculture.

The series is to be launched at the Dowerin Field Day on August 28th. Debbie and Ashley are pastoral industry leaders in the very challenging Southern Rangelands of Western Australia. Debbie’s participation in the Australian Rural Leadership Program has equipped her with the leadership skills to now stand alongside her husband to help find a better way forward for their industry.