Recent comments by: Brendan
The problem we have is young people being able to convert their enthusiasm and passion for agriculture into a grass roots career as a farmer on their own property. In years gone by a young person could go sharefarming or shearing for a few years and save up enough cash to put a deposit on their own place, then actually make enough money off it to pay it off and build up from there. With the current cost of land, machinery and inputs it has made it near impossible to get a start in the industry. Young people get a full time job to fund their farm and then can't afford to let go of the job.