Young Farming Champion Lucy Collingridge shares her 28th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference experience

Picture this. It is snowing, the temperature is -12*C and it is October. You are wearing business clothes and heading to a conference, using a yellow school bus to get from your hotel to the conference venue. Over 70 young people, all under the age of 40, have congregated to discuss the future of agriculture, … Continue reading “Young Farming Champion Lucy Collingridge shares her 28th Commonwealth Agriculture Conference experience”

Wool Young Farming Champion Lucy Collingridge shares her international travels through social media

  We love it when our Young Farming Champions share their agricultural stories and with a big year of adventure ahead of her, Lucy Collingridge is doing just that through the creation of the Facebook page 1Agriculturist, 2 Conferences, 3 Countries.  “I’m heading away for two trips this year and have created this page as … Continue reading “Wool Young Farming Champion Lucy Collingridge shares her international travels through social media”

Meet Lucy Collingridge who is head over heels in love with wool

Today’s guest blog comes from self confessed “townie” turned #youthinag wool lover Lucy Collingridge This is Lucy’s story “Picture this. You’re 15 years old. It’s the January school holidays and you’re visiting family on their farm in the Central West of NSW. It’s first thing in the morning, the sun is hot, it’s going to … Continue reading “Meet Lucy Collingridge who is head over heels in love with wool”

Meet Lucy and Deanna talking all things wool at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Meet our Dynamic Duo Young Farming Champions Lucy Collingridge (L) and Deanna Johnston (R) who will be coordinating our Amazing Wool Workshops at Sydney Royal Easter Show Primary School Preview Day Lucy is a self confessed townie finding her way into agriculture after spending January school holidays visiting family on their farm in the Central West … Continue reading “Meet Lucy and Deanna talking all things wool at the Sydney Royal Easter Show”

Young Farming Champions Muster November 2019 2nd Edition

This fortnight’s top stories from our Young Farming Champions (YFC) around the globe! Last weekend YFC gathered in Sydney to celebrate the achievements of 2019, learn new skills, develop expertise and plan for the year ahead. Let’s jump straight over to YFC Dione Howard for a workshop recap: Friday through to Monday saw new YFC … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster November 2019 2nd Edition”

Our Young Farming Champions honoured as Hidden Treasures

  Each year the NSW Department of Primary Industries celebrates women volunteers in the Hidden Treasures Honour Roll. Over 900 women have been recognised for their contribution to community since the Honour Roll began in 2010. They have volunteered for sporting groups, for health, for heritage or for environmental conservation. They have given their time … Continue reading “Our Young Farming Champions honoured as Hidden Treasures”

Young Farming Champions Muster November 2019 1st Edition

This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions (YFC) around the country… In the Field YFC Tim Eyes from The Food Farm: Central Coast has been busy making hay (while the sun shines)! “When I started farming on the coast I was told you cannot make hay here and I am still told that every … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster November 2019 1st Edition”

Young Farming Champions Muster October 2019 2nd Edition

Top stop stories from Young Farming Champions (YFC) around the globe! In the Field “Connect and Collaborate” are the two words we use most often at Young Farming Champions HQ, and this week it’s our pleasure to start our Muster with two stories highlighting these values. Wool YFC and Tasmanian based shearer Tom Squires and … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster October 2019 2nd Edition”

Young Farming Champions Muster October 2019 1st Edition

This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions around the world…  In the Field What better way to start the week than with news just in from the rice fields of Myanmar, where YFC Sam Coggins is working as a Soil Research Officer at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) – a government … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster October 2019 1st Edition”

Showcasing our 2019 Wool Archies Part Two

The Archibull Prize connects school students with the people and the places behind the food we eat and the natural fibres we use. Since its inception over 300,000 students have been engaged in courageous conversations about how farmers and the community can work together to create a world with zero hunger and zero waste. Five Young Farming … Continue reading “Showcasing our 2019 Wool Archies Part Two”