Farmer Profile

Lynden Brown

Lynden Brown

 Pomonal
 Victoria
Melbourne, North East Vic, South East Vic, North West Vic, South West Vic
 Shearer, grazier, gardener.
 None
 10-15 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Sheep 4
  • Beef 4
  • Other livestock 4
  • Goats 4
  • Market garden 1
  • Chickens 1
  • Specialty Crops 1
  • Dairy 1
  • Broad Acre Cropping 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: Grass Farmer

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Business Management 4
  • Livestock Mustering 4
  • Book Keeping 4
  • Planning 4
  • Accounting 4
  • Animal Husbandry 4
  • Human Resources 3
  • Marketing 3
  • Sales 3
  • Orcharding 2
  • Fencing 2
  • Agronomy 1
  • Cropping 1
  • Machinery Operation 1
  • Other Farming Skills: Holistic Management

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Regenerative 4
  • Grass fed 4
  • Permaculture 3
  • Organic 2
  • Urban 1
  • Conventional 1
  • Biodynamic 1
  • Other Farming Methods: Holistic Management

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Studying and keenly applying Holistic Mangement and holistic thinking on the land. Currently leasing 110 acres and managing a small mob of South African Merino sheep. I've got a keen interest in native grass regeneration. I'm an active member of "HM Nagambie", a support group of like-minded farmers with training in Holistic Management who meet regularly and support one another . Exploring low stress stock handling at the moment, and would like to get further training in 2018.. Also I have been shearing across South East Australia.

Why are you passionate about farming?

I love farming because it's a proactive, hands on approach to caring for our land! I believe well managed livestock to be incredibly important to ecosystem health. In terms of the water cycle and growing nutritious food, I like to think "we can have our cake and eat it too!". Regenerating grasslands can get be more productive and improve every year, if managed well. In my opinion I believe managing our lands holistically has the potential to capture a lot of carbon into the soil and it's my passion to farm in such a way.

Best days of being a farmer:

My ideal is a place where I can live a wonderful quality of life and also run a profitable livestock business. I will be farming in a way that heals the land, and provides meaningful work for me and my community. I love the land, working with animals and taking on the challenge of managing land in all it's complexity . I can see myself giving the mob fresh, recovered grass and the joy of doing that daily is totally inspiring to me. I'd love to farm in a winter rainfall area like the Grampians, or the Pyrenees or other places in the wimmera- mallee. I'm open to other options and could potentially farm anywhere in Australia with the right opportunity. I want to be at that farm that just "feels like home". I can envision a supportive team around me, that knows and understands my goals and feels a shared sense of growth and vision. My best days are walking through fields of perrenial grass up to my hips.