The journey to buy a farm for this young couple near Wagga Wagga

Stephen Burns
By Stephen Burns
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:01pm, first published June 16 2022 - 1:00am
Sophie Mason and Michael Cattell, at Donegal, The Gap. "We are passionate about the land, and if we look after the dirt it will look after us. It is such a wonderful lifestyle, our own farm and still able to work in town," Sophie said.

We hear a lot about the difficulties of a young couple buying their first home, but it is just as hard to purchase a farm if the ambitious young couple don't have substantial backing.

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Stephen Burns

Stephen Burns

Journalist, Wagga Wagga

Jackaroo on Merino sheep studs in the Riverina, a lifetime working on the land with sheep, cropping and cattle. Graduate Charles Sturt Uni with degree in Business and a Dean's Certificate. Graduate C.B. Alexander Agricultural College