Young Farmers Council
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Young Farmer Project Officer
The Young Farmer Business Project is a joint initiative between NSW Farmers and the Department of Primary Industries. This project is an outcome of the Young Farmer Roundtable held in December 2015.
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For more information and for assistance, please contact:
James Leigo | Young Farmer Project Officer
Department of Primary Industries
0419 110 714 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Young Farmer Wins
NSW Young Farmers are proactive individuals who have been at the frontline of policy making ensuring young farmers across the state are supported and heard.
Young Farmer Finance
Young farmers took the lead on a high profile young farmer finance roundtable to discuss new initiatives in accessing finance stemming from a Memorandum of Understanding between the NSW Government and the NSW Farmers Association signed in March 2015. It was agreed at the roundtable that further initiatives and efforts to support young people involved in farming enterprises will focus on three areas:
Key actions that address the three focus areas are to be progressed through a small working group involving NSW DPI and NSW Farmers. Young Farmer councillor Tim Carroll and Young Farmer members Claire Walker, Tom Roberts and Geoff Birchnell are commended for representing young farmers at the roundtable.
Healthy Agspirations is an exciting partnership between NSW Young Farmers and Future Health Leaders founded in 2015. The initiative promotes the importance of good overall health in rural communities incorporating activities that bring together shared concerns and shared passions of why we love working and living in rural Australia.
Together Healthy Agspirations aim to:
The Young Farmer Council moved and passed a motion at the 2015 Annual Conference to overhaul the Association's pre-existing policy in relation to climate change. Young Farmers encourage governments to support the transition from fossil fuels towards more renewable energy resources in rural, regional and remote areas where their operation can be shown to be a net benefit to farming communities.