The Australian Farmer of the Year award celebrates pioneers in farming who show innovation, resilience, and tenacity. This year, the award was given to a Western Australian pearl farmer, the first pearl producer to be honoured in this way.
Cosmos spoke to Australian Farmer of the Year and marine biologist James Brown about what it is like to farm oysters and pearls and how science is permeating the industry.
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Originally published by Cosmos as The Science of Pearls
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