Exciting times for young farmers

Young farmers are invited to attend a free NSW Farmers’ workshop on young farmer finance and succession planning at the Pastoral Hotel in Dubbo on Saturday, 14 February.

The workshop features some of the best presenters in the state on getting started and running your own farm enterprise, including NSW Farmers of the Year 2014, Derek and Kirrily Blomfield.
NSW Farmers’ Young Farmer Chair Joshua Gilbert believes exciting times lay ahead for all young farmers.
“The future is bright for local food and fibre production and our young farming community can really take advantage of that,” Josh said.
Josh said the NSW Farmers’ Young Farmers Council played an important role in supporting the younger generation of farmers to be successful by helping them address issues that impact their business.  
“Our council is critical to the longevity of NSW Farmers and it also ensures that our fellow young farmers have great access to government, the opportunity to raise concerns in an open discussion and have their views heard,” he said.

“The Young Farmers’ Council will hold its annual general meeting following the workshop, which allows NSW Young Farmer members to discuss the issues that affect them.”

“They will also be discussing and debating policy issues and prioritising them for consideration at the 2015 NSW Farmers’ annual conference in July.”
Voting will also take place for Young Farmer Council positions and for young farmer representatives on NSW Farmers’ commodity committees. The event will conclude with an optional networking dinner. To RSVP for the dinner contact Camille on colemanc@nswfarmers.org.au

2 February 2015 

Contact: Camille Coleman

Phone: colemanc@nswfarmers.org.au

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