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Young farmers wanted for ag advisory council

by Sheep Central, 16 April 2018

Victorian Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford.

VICTORIA’S young farmers are being encouraged to nominate for a government advisory council to help shape the future of agriculture in the state.

Expressions of interest are being sought before May 11, 2018, from nominees for the Young Farmers Advisory Council.

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said applications are being sought from farmers and those involved in the food and fibre supply chain.

The Andrews Labor Government said it is seeking highly motivated, skilled and dynamic young people, from all agricultural industries and regions, to join the council. The council will consist of eight members with a balance of representation by gender, industry and region.

Ms Pulford encouraged farmers with the skills and dedication to join the Young Farmers Advisory Council and make a difference, to put their names forward.

“The next generation of farmers are our future.

“We want our leaders of tomorrow to get involved and tell us how we can take Victoria’s $13 billion industry to the next level,” she said.

“With Business Bootcamps, Upskill and Invest Scholarships, and the Young Farmers Advisory Council, we’re supporting young farmers to grow their careers, boost their leadership skills and forge new connections.”

Collectively, council members will have a broad range of skills and experience, including farm management, agribusiness, finance, education, international markets and regional development. The council will provide advice to government on issues and program delivery for young people working in agriculture.

Council members also act as young ambassadors to attract new entrants to the agriculture sector and help to shape future support for young people on the land. Expressions of interest to join the council close on May 11, 2018. Click here to find out more about the Young Farmers Advisory Council.

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