NEWS & MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
"According to experts, “big data” could be the next money maker for agricultural producers.
“The advantage is that at least we’d know who owned the data,” The Farm Table managing director Airlie Trescowthick said.
“One farmer said ‘data is out there, if we don’t own it and garner power from it, someone else is going to’ — which is completely true.”
“Having an aggregator such as a co-op, to at least understand the power and the might of our industry, protects growers from being squeezed to pay to get the data back,” she said."
"FOUNDER of The Farm Table website Airlie Trescowthick knows how to bring agriculture together – at least online and at the AgriVictoria – State of Opportunity Summit on Thursday June 9 in Melbourne, attendees will get to hear her story when she gives the closing address.
VFF President Peter Tuohey said if Airlie's enthusiasm and energy for Australian agriculture is anything to go by, the future of the industry is looking bright. "We're thrilled the summit will close on such an inspiring note."
"Attendees at the AgriVictoria – State of Opportunity summit this month will have the unique opportunity to hear the story of one of Australia’s up-and-coming agribusiness innovators.
The founder and managing director of The Farm Table, Airlie Trescowthick, will be the closing guest speaker for the Summit. The Farm Table is designed to connect farmers and agribusiness professionals with relevant industry information."
Western Magazine - May 2016
"Not only is the website a one-stop shop full of resources, but it is a place where farmers can go to connect with other producers and where agricultural students can gather information quickly and easily in a user-friendly format.
The site is now approaching 16,000 visitors.
Ms Trescowthick's ultimate goal for The Farm Table is to continue to coordinate the industry's information in a more meaningful way to assist producers to access resources online as well as to celebrate and promote our industry to the rest of the country."
ABC Rural - 6 May 2016
"Farming in Australia can be very isolating, but a young New South Wales woman has found an innovative way to unite producers and encourage collaboration.
Airlie Trescowthick, 29, based in Orange, New South Wales, was prompted to start The Farm Table website after realising she had hundreds of interesting websites bookmarked on her computer."
Farmer Magazine - May 2016
"The Farm Table is one of the fastest growing online resources for people looking to find more infromation related to the Australian agriculture industry.
Most importantly, The Farm Table offers farmers easier access to vital farming tools and industry knowledge.
hese are information-rich online resources that are managed by highly dedicated farming experts with a soft spot for the Australian agriculture industry."
The Land - 15 December 2015
"HOLBROOK’S Airlie Trescowthick was recently named a Tomorrow Maker for her contribution to Australian agriculture.
Ms Trescowthick has created a website, The Farm Table, to put farmers in touch with the latest research, training opportunities, jobs and market information.
Now, The Farm Table is a fully operational “information toolbox” and its traffic is growing by the day."
AMP - 2015
Raised on a farm in the Southern Riverina of NSW, Airlie is combining her analytics skills and first-hand experience to develop The Farm Table, an online resource to connect and inform farmers.
"I often walked in at the end of the day and the thought of going online and trawling through mountains and mountains of information... It got beyond me.
So, I started pulling together some information and great key resources and thought "Wouldn't that be useful for others?"
Grasslands Newsletter - 2015
"When a young Holbrook producer, Airlie Trescowthick, recently returned home to the family farm after completing her agricultural studies, she found that the necessary information was often out there, but it took time to find.
The Farm Table is not duplicating the wonderful work being done across the industry. Rather, by centralising information in an online hub, it reduces search costs for individuals and encourages informatino sharing and collaboration across the industry."
Graziher - 2015
"The Australian agricultural industry is a big one, with many moving parts. There is so much wonderful work being done across the industry, but this often results in information overload for those accessing it. Some sites are cluttered, whilst others are not continuously updated.
In one site, The Farm Table aims to coordinates and connects the dots of our large and often dispersed industry. The Farm Table is really my journey to understand the industry — from what Rural Women’s Networks are in existence to what programs and conferences are available to me as a sheep producer."
Graziher - 2015
"The entire industry is exciting at the moment and there are so many opportunities across Australian agriculture. I urge young people to have a think about what your unique skills and passions are and how you can combine these to start building the sort of career you want. Your skill set doesn’t have to be directly related to farming as you think you know it.
My advice is to take the time to understand what you love about the industry, where that real passion is, and what your skills and key attributes are. Think outside the box, never stop learning, and whether it’s for yourself, your boss or a company, work hard and dedicate yourself to constantly improving your knowledge and your skillset."
ABC Rural - April 2015
"Charles Mill and Airlie Trescowthick are among eight young people who have been awarded the title of Rural Achiever for having put their mark on agricultural industries in NSW."