Archives / 2018
  • Insurance by farmers for farmers

    Committed to rural Australia

    Achmea Australia is a dedicated insurance company for the rural sector - with a fascinating history - which Sam and Jenny Bailey discovered when they spoke at the staff … more

  • Students and community benefit

    Walcha school focuses on wellbeing

    Walcha Central School held its first Wellbeing Week and Festival Friday from November 14 to 16 aimed at bringing the entire community together and highlighting the … more

  • Repeat trip a pleasure

    Barker College talk an annual event

    Sam Bailey visited Barker College in Hornsby, Sydney, again on November 15 to speak to the Year 10 students as they prepare to embark on their senior years of … more

  • Drought continues in Far North Queensland

    Rain adds a shine to drought ball

    A storm blew in and sent guests running for cover, with tables, chairs and band equipment, at the Charters Towers Rural Recharge Ball on Saturday night, November 10. … more

  • Ebor Public School inspires visit

    Book reading leads to invitation

    After reading Sam Bailey's book Head Over Heels to students at Ebor Public School, Principal Lee Rose decided they should meet him so that's what inspired an evening … more

  • Congratulations to Hague family

    Lake Cargelligo recognised local lamb producers

    Sam and Jenny Bailey loved their role for the 2018 Lake Cargelligo "Paddock to Plate" Lamb Competition on October  26 - helping with the tasting … more

  • "Time out" for farmers

    Taking a break can help mental health

    With the drought continuing to effect the majority of farmers across NSW and Queensland it can be difficult for farmers to take time out. Sometimes … more

  • Ball supports an important cause

    Fundraising for Batyr a huge success

    The 2018 White Elephant Ball continued the tradition...again raising funds for Batyr, a preventative mental health organisation created and driven by young … more

  • Annual dinner supports Chaplaincy

    Stanthorpe fundraiser a big success

    The annual Stanthorpe Chaplaincy Fundraising Dinner was held on Wednesday evening, September 12, at the Granite Belt Brewery, with huge success. Almost 100 peope … more

  • Helping farmers cope in drought

    Managing mental health is critical

    As the drought continues across NSW it is important for farmers to manage their mental health and that was the catalyst for NSW Farmers Wagga Wagga District Branch … more

  • Turfbreed growers have first gathering

    Sam Bailey speaks at dinner

    Turfbreed Growers gathered at the Mantra Legends Hotel at Surfers Paradise in early September for their first-ever conference. Sam Bailey was guest speaker at their … more

  • ASAM conferences in NZ and Oz

    John Lane Oration role a great privilege

    Sam Bailey felt a great sense of privilege to be the 2018 John Lane Orator for the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ASAM), which allowed he and … more

  • Another event drawing from across the country

    Hannaford owners gather in Brisbane

    Sam and Jenny Bailey got another opportunity to meet people from across rural Australia on August 8 when they spoke at the Hannaford dinner at The Charming Squire … more

  • Elders Real Estate conference at Gold Coast

    Sam Bailey among speakers

    Sam Bailey was amongst a long-list of diversed speakers at the 2018 Elders Real Estate Conference held in early August at The Star, Gold Coast, Queensland. Participants … more

  • Fundraiser for Sargood on Collaroy

    Unique resort for people with spinal injuries

    An enthusiastic and committed group of Collaroy residents on the Northern Beaches of Sydney have created a world first in a unique, ground-breaking five- … more

  • Fast and furious event in May

    Plenty of action at Polocrosse Carnival

    Sam and Jenny Bailey stayed to watch the fast and furious action at the Barastoc Interstate Series and Shell Cup Polocrosse Carnival held at Warwick, south- … more

  • More than 600 Rotarians at country gathering

    Yarrawonga Mulwala Conference attracts big numbers

    Rotarians from across District 9790 flooded the rural towns of Yarrawonga and Mulwala to attend this years' annual conference, with more than 600 … more

  • Fourth trip to RYLA on Mid-North Coast

    Inspiring to see changes in young people

    Sam and Jenny Bailey were amongst the speakers again at this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) for Rotary District 9650 at Yarrahappinni on the … more

  • New Holland Agriculture dealers gather

    The blue machines going strong

    The blue New Holland machines continue to make their mark - with dealers from across Australia gathering at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast in mid-March to celebrate … more

  • Jenny Bailey among speakers at breakfast

    Jenny helps celebrate Women's Day

    Jenny Bailey rather than Sam was amongst the speakers at the Scenic Rim Regional Council's International Women's Day Breakfast on March 7 at The Centre in … more

  • Ten year celebration in Leongatha

    The Rabobank recognises milestone

    The Rabobank celebrated 10 years in Leongatha with a dinner on Thursday, February 22, at Leongatha Memorial Hall. The branch services clients in the Gippsland … more

  • Dunedoo farmers continue to deal with fire aftermath

    Thousands of hectares still show fire effects

    Twelve months ago a fire riped through 55,000 hectares of farmland near Dunedoo in Central West NSW; destroying more than 30 homes; plus numerous sheds; … more

  • Proud to be part of Walgett's Australia Day

    Ambassadorial role takes Sam to north west NSW

    Sam Bailey was the Australia Day Ambassador in the north west town of Walgett on January 26, where he and Jenny had a fabulous day with more than 100 … more

  • Supporting RMS driver safety campaign

    Sam Bailey shares story hoping to save lives

    The Roads and Maritime Services NSW launched a new road safety campaign "Survive the Drive" on December 4 in Canberra - specifically targetting older, … more

  • Qantaslink makes mark in Tamworth

    Regional team maintaining Qantaslink fleet

    On October 19 Sam and Jenny Bailey shared their story with the crew of more than 100 staff based at Tamworth Airport in north west NSW who help maintain … more