Pursell’s farm is just south of where I live and I grew up.
It’s a quiet, family farm where we farm chickens, eggs, pigs, cows and goats.
In 2015, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to tour the farm and meet some of the family.
I was so excited to be able to meet the Pursell family and share a bit more about the family and their farming.
The Pursells started farming at the age of five when their parents took the family from a dairy farm in South Australia to a family-run farm near Brisbane.
The family had no formal schooling and they were a family of seven.
After a long, hard day’s work, the Pursebs went home to take care of their family.
In the family’s own words: Pursell is a farmer who was always looking for ways to grow his family.
He was born into a family that had to work in the field to feed their family, but he didn’t need to work to earn a living.
His father worked at a small woolen mill and his mother worked in the wool mill.
The boys grew up working in the fields, but their parents didn’t work in their day to day lives.
They wanted to get them back to school, which is when the family moved to a farm in the north of the state.
In 2018, Pursell and his wife and their three sons began growing their own food on their family’s farm.
At first, they only grew food for themselves, but the farm became a hub for other family members and friends who joined in on the growing of their own family’s food.
“We always felt that we were making a difference for the community and for the environment,” said Pursell.
“In our early years, we had chickens, pigs and goats, but we weren’t getting enough attention from the community.
We had to get away from the big cities and the big industries, which was a really hard thing to do.”
The Pursebras eventually started producing food for other families.
The farmers family began farming in the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Queensland.
Pursell said that farming in these remote communities provided the family with the opportunity for their families to grow food and meet other people who wanted to help them.
“It gave us the opportunity and we started to work with other people and families to give back,” said a tearful Pursell of his time in remote communities.
“This is what we did.
We started to give, and then we got so much respect for that, and it was really nice.”
Today, Purse is one of the only families to be a part of the National Farmers’ Association’s (NFAs) National Farm Credit Scheme.
The scheme helps farmers who are unable to produce food for their family to start farming and expand their farms.
The system works like this: Farmers pay up to $1000 towards the farm loan, and the loan can be used for up to three years.
The program is available to small-scale farmers, and includes financial assistance to buy new equipment and hire more staff.
The money also provides cash for the farmers to buy food for others.
In addition, farmers can earn up to 20 per cent interest on the loan.
The FNA also runs the Farm Credit Loan Guarantee Scheme, which provides the loans for those farmers who cannot repay the loan on time.
The Rural Farmers’ Loan Scheme also provides a loan to those farmers with a fixed income of less than $50,000.
Purse’s family is also supported by the National Rural Family Support Scheme.
A $100 grant is also available to those with a low income of $5,000 a year.
“As a family, we are just so proud of the work we do and what we do, and we feel like we’re helping the community as much as we can,” Pursell continued.
“But at the end of the day, we’re just a family who has a job and a farm.
We’ve got to work as hard as we possibly can, but that’s all we’re focused on.
We want to work for the next generation, and that’s what we’re all about.”