The Soapbox Episode One: Dairy Farmers
The Soapbox
The Soapbox

The Soapbox Episode One: Dairy Farmers

At REX, we reckon Kiwi farmers are talked at, not listened to. 

As the home of rural content in NZ, we’re keen to hear your thoughts on some of the hard questions that we feel Kiwis are asking, want to ask, or deserve to ask.

We believe the best people to ask those questions to are you, the people in the fields, on the tractors, in the labs, anywhere and everywhere contributing to the overarching rural sector of Aotearoa.

So each week, we are going to post a question or group of questions to our Facebook page and we want to hear what you have to say.

The question posed to you last week was: How are dairy farmers coping with the low payout? Who are you turning to for support? For those of you who've been through this before, what advice would you give dairy farmers today?

We loved your feedback, and definitely believe there was constructive feedback and advice that could help other Kiwis who might be facing some of the problems addressed.

REX host Dominic George sat down with rural mental health advocate Craig 'Wiggy' Wiggins to talk about what some of you had to say, where we can go from here and more.

Like and follow the 'Rural Exchange' Facebook page to keep up to date with all things rural and to continue to give your feedback and have your thoughts heard and brought to experts and leaders across the sector.

Listen to the full chat between rural mental health advocate Craig 'Wiggy' Wiggins and Dominic George above.

To check out more episodes listen to the REX Today Podcast anytime on your favourite streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Rova or tune in to REX Mornings live on Magic from 5 am to 6 am every weekday.

Visit the Rural Exchange Facebook or Instagram page for more information and regular updates from the REX team.