Calling on Young Farmers

Filed in Recent News by October 10, 2019

THE Department of Primary Industries is scouting for four young farmers to join its Young Farmer Business Program Advisory Committee.

Brett Fifield, deputy director general of engagement and industry at the DPI, said they hope the views of young farmers will give fresh insights into emerging issues and industry trends. 

“The program aims to improve opportunities for younger farmers and fishers to enter into, or expand their businesses and to improve connections, knowledge, skills and experience through capacity building activities and access to information,” said Mr Fifield.

“The  Advisory Committee will provide support and add value to the program, which is an initiative jointly developed by the NSW Government and NSW Farmers to make a real difference to young farmers and fishers across NSW,” he said.

“If you are passionate about supporting the next generation of farmers and fishers, have a strong rural or business network and enjoy a challenge, then I would encourage you to submit an expression of interest,” Brett Fifield said.

The Committee will have at least three face-to-face meetings each year in Dubbo or Sydney, with sitting fees and expenses reimbursed.

To learn more visit: Young Farmer.

To apply visit: iworkfor.

Applications close, 5pm, Tuesday, October 31, 2019.

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