Sarahs Country

By Perriam Media Limited

Farming food & fashion for a discerning world is serious business in Aotearoa New Zealand.  The challenge has been laid before us to embrace a changing world and balance business that is sensitive to people, profit and the environment.  Sarah’s Country connects knowledge and shines the light on the matters that matter most to New Zealand’s biggest industry, the primary sector. “There are opportunities everywhere just waiting for open-minded people to take bold and brave leadership and support farming and growing in New Zealand for a positive future,” says Sarahs Country host Sarah Perriam. “Sarah Perriam is without a doubt New Zealand’s most exciting young rural journalists,” author, Ross Hyland. As a leading voice in New Zealand agriculture, Sarah Perriam has worked for over a decade behind & in front of the camera in rural media, recognised for her extraordinary commitment to progressing the conversation of how we farm food and fashion with an open heart & open mind.   “Voices like Sarah’s - strong and passionate - are crucial for farmers to say informed on the issues,” New Zealand’s Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor. Sarah has led an impressive career well-known from her nation-wide role as a radio host on ‘Rural Exchange’ and a rural commentator on TV3’s ‘AM Show’.    “Sarah is a fantastic advocate for rural NZ. This girl cares and is not afraid to confront the tough issues,” Newshub Journalist, Mary-Jane Tomasi. Sarah is both a host of the popular show 'Sarah's Country' and businesswomen with her production agency, Perriam Media with a team of 7 and a video & radio studio in Canterbury New Zealand. Perriam Media produces Sarah’s Country, with its team based at Tai Tapu in Canterbury, and in the UK, as well as producing visual podcast series for their clients to have solution-led marketing through thought-leading communication.   ‘We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when creating them’. And I love being in a role where I can facilitate the tough conversations on my show and providing my client’s solutions to be thought-leading,“ explains Sarah. Listen, watch & interact at Produced by Perriam Media Limited. For more information on creating your own multi-media podcast : Corporate partnerships & press releases welcome. Send / request more information 

  1. 1.
    No cell coverage on-farm? Low-cost satellites swarm NZ I Sara Spangelo, Swarm
  2. 2.
    Navigating the rate of change coming at NZ farming I Anna Fisher
  3. 3.
    Q&A - Freshwater farm plans & intensive winter grazing
  4. 4.
    Keratin particles in wool are a game changer for farm-gate prices I Tom Hooper, Wool Source
  5. 5.
    Met the woman at MfE tasked with implementing regulation to farmers I Sara Clarke, Ministry for Environment
  6. 6.
    How do we turn compliance into value with trust & transparency?
  7. 7.
    World-class marketing for world-first miniature apple I Julian Smith, Rockit Apples
  8. 8.
    We are back with Season 3 on Monday!
  1. 9.
    The dog feeder transforming rural mental health I Gerard Richards, Durafeed
  2. 10.
    Sheep farmers surveyed in shift to more sustainable future I Jemma Penelope, Lincoln University
  3. 11.
    Urban Kiwis keen to buy food direct from farms to support sustainability I Dr James Turner, Our Land & Water
  4. 12.
    Capitalise on quantified health benefits of food for natural health market I Samantha Gray, BioEquitas
  5. 13.
    Resilient communities & bold leadership needed I Abby France, FMG
  6. 14.
    Autonomous vineyard tractors solve more than labour crisis I Andrew Kersley, Smart Machine
  7. 15.
    Fixing the labour shortage & attracting talent collaboratively I Eve Williams, Primary ITO
  8. 16.
    Plain ol OJ turns Superfood at 3-generation Gisborne orchard I Henry Witters & James Crow, 73’ Citrus
  9. 17.
    Conversation to move beyond ryegrass/clover, DM & ME to minerals in pastures? I Emily House, 5th Biz Agri
  10. 18.
    Councils collecting water quality info flawed, real-time monitoring a gamechanger for landowners I James Muir, Riverwatch
  11. 19.
    How do we reduce bobby calves economically? I Julia Jones, David Williams & Dr. Sarah Bolton (AUS)
  12. 20.
    Environmental award celebrates continuous improvement among deer community I Grant Charteris, Hawkes Bay
  13. 21.
    Overseas organic vs locally sourced: Where to draw the ‘sustainable’ line? I James Denton, GoodFor
  14. 22.
    Twin sisters mission to connect soil & human health I Katie & Sarah Vickers, Farmlands & BePure Clinic
  15. 23.
    Kombucha scoby reduces E. coli in dairy effluent I Seth Laurenson, AgResearch
  16. 24.
    Fixing the price of strong wool: What are we missing? I Andy Caughey, Craig Smith & Tom O’Sullivan
  17. 25.
    Young farmers get essential skills from new programme I Cyn Smith, Growing Future Farmers
  18. 26.
    Modern milkman cuts out middleman with milk factory in a box I Glen Herud, Happy Cow Milk Co.
  19. 27.
    Can seaweed be the green bullet for cattle emissions? I Prof. Ermias Kebreab
  20. 28.
    Assurance of remote water tank levels I Jesse Teat, Waterwatch
  21. 29.
    Dead-ends or Transformation - Redesigning NZ farming to thrive through change with Nuffield Scholars
  22. 30.
    Big, beautiful tomorrow but can NZ capture it? I Ian Proudfoot, KPMG Agribusiness Agenda 2021
  23. 31.
    Australian ag-tech gains traction from transparency I Arianna Sippel, growAG
  24. 32.
    Rural women putting their health first I Charlotte Heald, wealth of health
  25. 33.
    Facial recognition for sheep selection I Dr. Mark Ferguson
  26. 34.
    A legacy or a liability - Farm succession from a bank advisor, lawyer & family coach
  27. 35.
    Wairarapa grown durum wheat for NZ pasta I Ivan Lawrie, FAR
  28. 36.
    We are as healthy as what we eat, eats I Konagh Garrett, Lincoln University
  29. 37.
    Grass-fed meat & milk healthier in a whole food diet I Dr Stephan van Vliet, Duke University
  30. 38.
    Visualize how it will be used in a farmer's world I Bridgit Hawkins, CropX
  31. 39.
    NZ seafood & salmon’s continued commitment of transparency amidst Netflix’s tabloid, ‘Seaspiracy’
  32. 40.
    Urban professionals seek jobs in food & fibre I Peter Brice, ASB MAGS Farm
  33. 41.
    Predicting eating quality to differentiate NZ’s lamb I Dr. Cameron Craigie, AgResearch
  34. 42.
    Success comes from confidence not competence I Rachael Lind, Pamu Farms
  35. 43.
    Live-streamed livestock sales here to stay I Tania Smith, bidr
  36. 44.
    The win-win tool that helps you predict the economics of environmental changes?
  37. 45.
    Ex-banker goes regenerative for more resilience in dryer conditions I Willie White, Hawkes Bay
  38. 46.
    Art meets agriculture with the power of light I Daan Roosegaarde, Studio Roosegaarde
  39. 47.
    Can we produce high natural value? Conservation & livestock farming co-existing I Prof. Iain Gordon, Australian National University
  40. 48.
    Getting colostrum into calves safer & easier I Mark Haywood, Antahi Innovations
  41. 49.
    How do we embrace exponential change? I LIVE from E Tipu
  42. 50.
    Tell the whole story, they will appreciate the honesty I Dion & Ali Kilmister, Homegrown Butchery

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