Summary

Interview with Emily Mueller of Glenbrook Dairy on 30 November 2017 by Catherine Forge at Murray Bridge, South Australia. Original recording.

Emily Mueller was born in Murray Bridge in 1994 and spent her childhood and teenage years growing up in Coonalpyn and Murray Bridge with her family. Emily's family were livestock and grain farmers, and Emily reflects that farming was 'in my blood' from a young age. Emily was educated at Urrbrae Agricultural High School and subsequently completed a TAFE certificate 3 in Business. She married her husband, Trent Mueller, in 2015, and moved to live with him on his family's farm, Glenbrook Dairy. Emily works on the farm in a number of capacities including bookkeeping, accounting, farm safety awareness, cooking, domestic duties, yard work and being mother to her first baby.

In this interview Emily reflects on her passion for farming, gender roles on the farm, climate change and adaptation, intergenerational change and her hopes for getting more involved with managing the farm, alongside her husband, into the future.

This interview is part of Museums Victoria's Invisible Farmer Project Collection. The Invisible Farmer Project began as a pilot project in 2015-2016 and was launched as a larger nation-wide project, funded by the Australian Research Council, in 2017. It involves a collaboration between rural communities, academics, government and cultural organisations, and aims to uncover the histories and stories of Australian women in agriculture.

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Digital audio recording, MP3 format.

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