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I think working at the RIC, the thing I enjoy the most is the people, the culture we all are here for the same reason: to help our farmers.
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It's just a really good team environment to work in, it’s a real diverse group of people.
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We have got a really good work life balance. You can do a couple of days at home, a couple of days in the office.
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The flexibility is really good, but I like the newness of it. It's a new organisation.
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Yeah, it feels impactful. It feels meaningful, and it's close to my heart.
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What I really enjoy working at the RIC is our customers having our conversations together, seeing everybody in drought itself, seeing them 2 years down the track. It's just incredible where they're up to now and it's just so passionate. I love it.
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It gives a step up to our rural producers when they need it. And the people that work at the RIC seem passionate about delivering the program with that spirit in mind. But I think all of us that live and work in the regions have family and friends that are tied to the land.
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So my connection to ag is actually initially [as] a veterinary nurse.
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I’ve grown up in mixed cattle and cropping country.
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Well, I'm actually a first generation farmer and we've got Angus beef cattle and Aussie white sheep.
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So I have a small hobby farm and I'm also a beekeeper.
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I grew up on a farm out in the central west. You know, coming back later in life to be able to help primary producers is fantastic.
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I've worked in agriculture all my working life, but I grew up in the city. I worked in orcharding, so macadamias, avocados, on the Far North Coast.
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My partner does hay contracting as well. And we've got some Angus cattle and a few sheep and an emu.
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I enjoy the diverse nature of all the staff’s background where they come from not only banking and farming, it's quite a broad spread of people.
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Everybody has a sense of positivity around the business, which is really inspiring and makes it satisfying to work in the RIC.
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I feel that it's got an excellent sense of purpose and it's meaningful looking after regional communities and agribusiness in regional Australia.