Young farmers across Victoria are being encouraged to help shape the future of agriculture, with Expressions of Interest to join the Young Farmers Advisory Council now open.
Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced today that applications are being sought from farmers and those involved in the food and fibre supply chain.
The Andrews Labor Government 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.
Collectively, Council members will have a broad range of skills and experience, including farm management, agribusiness, finance, education, international markets and regional development.
Council members 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 state's vibrant agriculture sector and help to shape future support for young people on the land.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford
“Our 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.”
“If you have the skills and dedication to join the Young Farmers Advisory Council and make a difference, I encourage you to put your name forward.”
“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.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020