Japanese Exchange Students Visit Eden Lassie
May 6, 2022
The month of May sees some special guests working at Eden Lassie – we have six Japanese Agriexchange Trainees with us learning all about Agave farming.
The group join Eden Lassie as part an initiative between the Bowen Chamber of Commerce and the Japanese Agricultural Exchange Council, first started in 2019. Due to the impacts of Covid this is only the second group to visit Australia under the scheme.
After receiving a run down on farm safety, they got to work extracting pups from our Traditionalists field, sterilised the harvested pups and even got to fly the drone and feed the goats at the end of the day.
During their month at Eden Lassie, they are going to work with our Chief Agronomist Chris Monsour to learn about the role of soil health, weather, irrigation and fertiliser in agave production. They will plant agave seedlings and learn to use the machinery and agtech we utilise daily on the farm.
Following their month of upskilling, one trainee will continue to work on the farm until next March while the remainder will move to work on vegetable farms around Bowen until the end of October. After this time we hope they return to work at Eden Lassie until they return home next March.