Farmer Profile

Luke Kenny

Luke Kenny

 Red Cliffs VIC 3496, Australia
North West Vic
 Broadacre Contract Spraying
 Harvest contracting Working on family farm
 25+ Years

Farming Preferences:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Mixed Farming 4
  • Broad Acre Cropping 4
  • Market garden 2
  • Sheep 2
  • Beef 2
  • Specialty Crops 2
  • Aquaculture 2
  • Horse Breeding 1
  • Sugar Cane 1
  • Chickens 1
  • Pig Farming 1
  • Goats 1
  • Cotton 1
  • Viticulture 1
  • Other livestock 1
  • Dairy 1
  • Orchard 1
  • Rice 1
  • Other Farming Preferences: None

Farming Skills:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Cropping 4
  • Machinery Operation 4
  • Fencing 3
  • Agronomy 3
  • Business Management 2
  • Livestock Mustering 2
  • Animal Husbandry 2
  • Planning 2
  • Accounting 2
  • Book Keeping 2
  • Human Resources 1
  • Marketing 1
  • Sales 1
  • Orcharding 1
  • Other Farming Skills: None

Farming Methods:

1 = no skill level, 4 = most skill level

  • Conventional 4
  • Regenerative 3
  • Organic 2
  • Grass fed 2
  • Urban 1
  • Biodynamic 1
  • Permaculture 1
  • Other Farming Methods: None

Farm Opportunities Sought:

  • Equity
  • Share Farm
  • Vendor Finance

What have you been doing to get farm ready?

Working my spray contract business to try and earn deposit to buy a farm along with share farming. I worked along side my father and my brother for many years. My father made the decision to sell the family farm of 10000 acres to relocate with a view to begin a succession plan. The farm was sold and less than 12 months later he passed away before any plans could be put in place. 9 months after my father passed away my brother had a motorbike accident and become a quadriplegic. There has been many circumstances that have challenged us but we haven't given up and have constantly worked on pursuing our farm.

Why are you passionate about farming?

I've grown up with agriculture in my blood, most of my childhood memories involve my parents farm and me aspiring from that early age to be involved in farming. I'm passionate about being able to provide for my family doing what I love and hopefully I can be a good role model for my children if they choose to pursue farming. I enjoy the production of something that you can see, touch, feel and eat that has been produced from the bare earth so to speak. I feel that this is the most exciting time ever to be involved with agriculture. Being that there is so much technology and knowledge to be shared to help produce the worlds food.

Best days of being a farmer:

Dream farm would be located between Carwarp and Ouyen Victoria on good loamy soils. Rolling hills of crops like wheat, barley, chickpeas, lentils, chickpeas, safflower and any other crop that can be brought into rotation in a typical broadacre property. The best days are being able to sit back on a weekend doing a drive around the farm with my wife and children and take in what we have worked to produce. Taking time to smell the flowers