RISING stars of Australia’s grain industry are invited to apply for two places in the 2015 Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champion program supported by the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC).
“The Young Farming Champions program provides young people working in the grains industry with the skills to step up and represent organisations across the agricultural sector,” said GRDC program manager capacity building, Kathleen Allan.
“Our Young Farming Champions will have the chance to go into schools as part of the world renowned art and multimedia competition the Archibull Prize, which offers a unique opportunity for the grains industry to engage with our very important customer audience and inspire other young people to aspire to careers in the sector,” Ms Allan said.
Expressions of interest are now open for people who: Are enthusiastic and passionate about Australia’s grain industry; Want to become part of a nation-wide network of young professionals promoting Australian agriculture as a dynamic, innovative and rewarding industry; Keen to share the positive stories of Australian food and fibre production while furthering your own understanding of urban consumers; Are aged between 19 – 30 years old.
With support from GRDC the Young Farming Champions will partake in three training workshops designed to build their capacity to engage with consumers and industry leaders.
The program covers topics including communication and media skills, public speaking, presenting, social media and marketing, as well as providing participants with a lifetime mentoring service to sustain self-confidence and build connections across the industry.
Please email Art4agriculture national program director Lynne Strong for an expression of interest form at email@example.com. Forms must be submitted by July 17, 2015.