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”

Expressions of Interest open for University of New England students to participate in Young Farming Champions program

We are very excited to announce our new partnership with the University of New England. Young Farming Champions (YFC) at UNE will identify and engage five undergraduate students for a yearlong program that will support the students, enhance their career ambitions and lifelong learning capacity as well as be a role model for current students. If you … Continue reading “Expressions of Interest open for University of New England students to participate in Young Farming Champions program”

Young Farming Champions Muster March 2019 First Edition

This fortnight’s top stories from Young Farming Champions around the country. Another fortnight of celebrating the amazing achievements of the young farming champs. It is an exciting time for the team, with the Archibull Prize expressions of interests for secondary schools is now open! We can’t wait to see what the schools come up with, … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster March 2019 First Edition”

Young Farming Champions Muster February 2019 1st Edition

This week our Young Farming Champions (YFC) would like to take a moment to extend our thoughts and well wishes to those farmers in Queensland currently affected by devastating widespread flooding. To our North Queensland cousins, we are thinking of you! #StrongerTogether This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions around the country (and globe!) … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster February 2019 1st Edition”

Our farmers are destined for The Good Place

For fans of The Good Place ( see footnote) a recent survey has shown that Australian  farmers are more likely than their community peers to get a free pass A 2017 Regional Wellbeing Survey conducted by the University of Canberra found rural communities have a higher percentage of volunteers (up to 70.7%) compared to their … Continue reading “Our farmers are destined for The Good Place”

Young Farming Champions Muster January 2019 Edition 1

Happy New Year from team YFC! Another year, another 365 days of opportunity for this amazing bunch. While everyone has been enjoying their summer breaks the team keeps on achieving. Here are snippets from the last 2 weeks. In the field Over the last few weeks we have seen a huge number of dust storms … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster January 2019 Edition 1”

Young Farming Champions Muster December Edition 2

This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions across the country.   In the Field What would a December wrap up be in YFC world without some harvest photos? It’s been a tough year for many grain producers but fortunately some were able to get the headers out after some late rain to finish the … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster December Edition 2”