Through The Archibull Prize we shine a spotlight on the wondrous range of careers available within Australia agriculture. We do this by pairing schools with Young Farming Champions, facilitating career competitions which teach young people how to hone their employability skills and wirte a resume that helps them stand out from the crowd
We also identify others doing great stuff highlighting the diversity of careers in agriculture and the diversity of people chosing those careers.
One of these partners is the Visible Farmer Project, a series of short-films telling the stories of women working in agriculture and promoting the fact that 49% of all food in Australia is produced by women. So successful has this project been that yesterday it was selected to feature at World Webfest Mania, an innovative film festival right in the heart of New York City!
Gisela Kaufmann and Carsten Orlt the dynamic duo behind Visible Farmer
Check out this Facebook feed to find out more about the live streaming event and the Q&A session.
Our extensive monitoring and evaluation programs tell us it is absolutely pivotal for agriculture to show people who they can be.
We know that when young people first consider the idea of a career in agriculture their thoughts run to farmers, shearers and old blokes with dogs but after participating in The Archibull Prize, where they learn from our partners such as Visible Farmer, they expand this vision to include scientists, agronomists, biosecurity officers and veterinarians. In fact they learn that in agriculture is the place they want to be.
We are proud to showcase Visible Farmer on the Archie website and in doing so, beleive the message reaches even more young minds in rural and urban Australia.