The United Nations has declared 2014 the International
Year of Family Farming. Under the banner ''feeding the world,
caring for the earth'' it wants to celebrate the many ways
farming families contribute to communities and the economy.
While New Zealand farming families do not face the same
challenges as those who farm in underdeveloped or oppressive
regimes, some concerns are shared by all farmers. This year
is an opportunity to celebrate New Zealand farming and our
''No 8 wire'' style. This week Yvonne O'Hara talks to the
Gunn family, of Roxburgh.