Posted by Michael Crowe on Oct 23, 2017
The guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Port Fairy's dinner meeting of 16 October was Ferdinand Gausseur.  Ferdinand is a member of the Rotary Club of Vienna and an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Hope Island.
Ferdinand and Mrs Gausseur with President Bill Moore
Ferdinand described the operation of his farm near Vienna in Austria and explained how concerns about subsidies and other European Union policies had prompted a search for farming opportunities in other countries.  This eventually led to visits to Australia and finally to the purchase of a property near MacArthur.  The 800 acre farm is now a successful enterprise based on sheep and cattle raising.