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”

Leadership is Language – Our Young Farming Champions channel the gurus to deal with their nerves

At Picture You in Agriculture we train emerging leaders initially through our Cultivate – Growing Young Leaders program; graduates of which become our Young Farming Champions (YFC). We encourage them to be life-long learners and provide them with ongoing opportunities to be critical and creative thinkers and informed and active citizens of the communities the … Continue reading “Leadership is Language – Our Young Farming Champions channel the gurus to deal with their nerves”

Young Farming Champions Muster October 2020

Headline Act The Leadership is Language series, which launched earlier in the year, is back for its second season with Young Farming Champions sitting down with distinguished guests to learn more about the role of language and communication in leadership. As well as being an exclusive insight into some brilliant minds, the Leadership is Language … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster October 2020”

Leadership is Language with best selling author and leadership coach Michael Bungay Stanier

In this episode of Leadership is Language internationally-acclaimed leadership coach Michael Bungay Stanier sits down with Young Farming Champion Lucy Collingridge to discuss drama triangles, sheep and the power of curiosity. Key Messages When you ask a question be genuinely interested in the answer Beware of the dysfunctional Dreaded Drama Triangle Narrow the problem down … Continue reading “Leadership is Language with best selling author and leadership coach Michael Bungay Stanier”

Young Farming Champions Muster September 2020

Headline Act The NSW Young Achievers Awards were presented in an online ceremony on September 11 and the star of the show was our very own Emma Ayliffe who was a finalist in the First National Real Estate Leadership Award. Emma beamed into the ceremony clad in a red dress standing in a bright yellow … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster September 2020”

Young Farming Champions Muster August 2020

Headline Act Covid continues to affect how we live and work and our thoughts this month are especially with our Victorian Young Farming Champions once again in lockdown. Yet even under these conditions they continue to shine. Covid has challenged us to re-think the delivery of The Archibull Prize and Kreative Koalas and in this … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster August 2020”

Students from Carlingford West Public School find out what a farmer in the 21st century looks like

In 2019 when Zoe Stephens, science teacher at Carlingford West Public School, realised she had to teach her students about wool and sustainable fibres, she knew she needed to find an expert who could share real life experiences. So she trawled the internet looking for real-life farmers who may want to connect with her students. … Continue reading “Students from Carlingford West Public School find out what a farmer in the 21st century looks like”