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Voice of Real Australia: Farmers achieve Olympic feats without the attention ... and sponsorship

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
August 31 2021 - 3:30am
Farmers, like athletes, share similar traits in terms of work ethic, dedication and attention to detail, yet those on the land rarely receive as much adoration. Photo: Shutterstock

The Olympic Games have been and gone for another little while. It's incredible to think that all that build up, all that preparation and hype is now part of the past.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.