Farmer of the Month David Schmidt is based on a farm north of Port Broughton and mainly crops broadacre, wheat, barley, chickpeas and lentils with the help of his wife Vickie.
Together, they own about 3700 acres, and this year, David says things are looking good around the region.
Although David already has plenty of machinery, there is always room for more!
“It would be very good, very nice to win a new tractor,” he said.
David said he enjoys the farming lifestyle, starting at 15 after leaving school.
“My father and his father before that were farmers so it runs in the genes,” he said.
“I enjoy living in a small country town, Port Broughton is a great place to live, everyone looks out for each other.”
The past few years have been profitable for David, producing good crops.
David’s children, Stefan, Joseph and Sarah, help their father out on the farm, driving trucks and helping wherever they can.
Family-orientated, David was nominated by his mother, who also helps out on the farm.
His earliest memory of being on the farm was around four or five years old.
”I can remember tailing lambs with my dad,” he said.
“I’ve always been interested in farming so its ideal that I am where I am.”
David now goes into the running for Farmer of the Year, the winner of who will receive a tractor valued at $18,000.