Farmer Profile

Maxwell Dillon

Maxwell Dillon

 Yarraman QLD 4614, Australia
 4
 Queensland
West Queensland, South East Queensland, Queensland Coast
 Inspiring farmer and his Stingless beekeeper
 Landcare manager at an indigenous protected area on the Gold Coast
 1-3 Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Market garden 4
  • Other livestock 4
  • Viticulture 4
  • Chickens 4
  • Specialty Crops 4
  • Aquaculture 4
  • Mixed Farming 4
  • Rice 3
  • Dairy 2
  • Horse Breeding 1
  • Sugar Cane 1
  • Pig Farming 1
  • Goats 1
  • Cotton 1
  • Sheep 1
  • Beef 1
  • Orchard 1
  • Broad Acre Cropping 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: Emu, magpie geese, native quails and pacific black ducks. aboriginal permaculture. stingless bees and honey bees. Pollination services. Bee farming and medical honey

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Human Resources 3
  • Planning 3
  • Cropping 3
  • Animal Husbandry 3
  • Marketing 2
  • Orcharding 2
  • Business Management 1
  • Livestock Mustering 1
  • Sales 1
  • Agronomy 1
  • Book Keeping 1
  • Fencing 1
  • Accounting 1
  • Machinery Operation 1
  • Other Farming Skills: I make videos on YouTube to promote myself I love using my drone

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Organic 4
  • Biodynamic 4
  • Regenerative 4
  • Permaculture 4
  • Urban 2
  • Conventional 1
  • Grass fed 1
  • Other Farming Methods: None

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Lease
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Building my Business case and Strategic plan. I have almost six acres. Slowly getting my plants to together and infrastructure

Why are you passionate about farming?

Is my First Nation Australian heritage I love stingless bees and connecting to country

Best days of being a farmer:

Dream farm is an ingenious permaculture with Emu, magpie geese, pacific black duck, native quails, dingo, stingless bees and honey bees. Aquaponics with native fish, crayfish and mussels. Grow medical plants, Farming medical sugarbag honey. Growing native Gourmet restaurant quality food I’ve partnered with Psychologist, social worker, positive psychologist, art therapist, Specialises in drug and alcohol management, eating disorders, trauma informed, relationship counselling, family reconnections, positive Parenting. Running programs for young indigenous peoples. As well as individual counselling. Local radio and podcasting