The thing that really excites me about my work as a farmer...is that I'm looking after you! Yes by producing food that you eat on a daily basis, I'm helping to keep you healthy and well.
Who is Farmer Gregie?
I am indeed a generational farmer. Having been born onto my family farm - I have spent my childhood growing up here, and worked my entire adult life alongside my now 80yo Uncle Ray, and 78yo father Darrell.
Farm life was great fun as a kid - with wide open spaces to explore. Growing up decades before the invention of mobile phones and smart devices, the entertainment was predominantly outdoors - playing sport, riding motorbikes, swimming in the river, and even helping with farm jobs for pocket money. Yes feeding the chooks and collecting eggs, milking the cows were jobs - but fun at the same time.
We probably took it for granted as farm kids, but it taught us a great work ethic, and an understanding of the dedication and long hours of commitment that were required to successfully keep a dairy farm afloat. In my family's case 2021 represents 86 years of operation for the Dennis dairy farm!
Achievements & Accolades
2013 - Finalist Australian Dairy Farmer of the Year
2013 - Winner Scenic Rim Regional Council Awards for Excellence - Innovation - 4Real Milk
2013 - Winner Scenic Rim Regional Council Awards for Excellence - Business of the Year - 4Real Milk
2014 - Winner Australian Dairy Farmer of the Year
2014 - Winner Scenic Rim Regional Council Awards for Excellence - Business Person of the Year
2014 - Winner Scenic Rim Regional Council Awards for Excellence - Business of the Year - 4Real Milk
2014 - Winner Australian Marketing Institute - Marketing Program of the Year "Saving The Family Farm" (in conjunction with Vie Marketing's submission by Jane Clark)
2014 - Named in the 50 Best & Brightest - the only Farmer to make the Courier Mail's annual list.