Luke swapped his morning surf to milk 1200 cows outside Dubbout.

From his surfboard, Luke Hall often used to watch the sun rise while floating past the breakers at Long Reef on the northern beaches of Sydney. Now, 400 kilometres away in western NSW, he watches the day break over 1200 cows from inside a milking shed.

The 18-year-old is one of almost 200 school-leavers to have signed up for a paid gap year with farmers willing to train them, to help address the agricultural skills shortage.

Luke Hall was matched with a dairy business in Dubbo, where milking…

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Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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