Young Farming Champions Danila Marini and Max Edwards bring the research to the farm

Many of our Young Farming Champions are pursuing career in research with Dr Danila Marini and Max Edwards choosing careers in the wool industry with a special interest in on-farm technology  Max is a fourth generation sheep farmer who grew up in the paddocks and shearing shed of Catombal Park near Wellington.  He moved to the city … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Danila Marini and Max Edwards bring the research to the farm”

Meet Danila Marini who believe it or not thinks sheep are smart and she is determined to prove it

Today’s guest post comes from Danila Marini one of the new breed of scientists with a talent for sharing her research in a language we all understand and appreciate Many think I’m mad having gone on to do a PhD, some days I think I am too but thanks to the support from family, friends … Continue reading “Meet Danila Marini who believe it or not thinks sheep are smart and she is determined to prove it”

Can you guess what our Woollies are up to for Woolmark’s Wool Week

The Woolmark Company’s Wool Week runs from May 20 to 26, championing the best wool and wool-rich apparel and home textiles in time for winter. So with all this woolly attention we wanted to know what our Wool Young Farming Champions were up to for Wool Week. For Sam Wan wool has taken her around … Continue reading “Can you guess what our Woollies are up to for Woolmark’s Wool Week”

Partnerships the key to attracting and retaining agriculture’s best and brightest

In 2019 Picture You in Agriculture (PYIA) has joined with the University of New England (UNE) to provide the Young Farming Champions (YFC) program to five undergraduate university students. Many Young Farming Champions have undertaken their studies at UNE with alumni including research geneticist Dr Jo Newton, Local Land Service Officers Lucy Collingridge and Jasmine … Continue reading “Partnerships the key to attracting and retaining agriculture’s best and brightest”

Introducing the highly successful Paddock Pen Pals

Picture You in Agriculture (PYiA) in association with Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has launched a new school-based program to connect students to Australian farmers and agriculture. Called Paddock Pen Pals the program utilises Google Hangout sessions to beam Young Farming Champions (YFC) directly into the classroom. Google Hangout like sessions have been used successfully in … Continue reading “Introducing the highly successful Paddock Pen Pals”

Young Farming Champions Muster March 2019 Second Edition

This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions across the country. In the field This week there is a woolly buzz in classrooms in Sydney and we are thrilled to launch the pilot of our new program Paddock to Plate Pen Pals. Supported by Australian Wool Innovation this new program will see students Google Hanging … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster March 2019 Second Edition”

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 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”

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 August 2018 Week 2

  This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions across the country. In the Field Another busy week in the bush! Art4Agriculture media and communications advisor Mandy McKeesick called into Wool YFC Bessie Thomas’s sheep station in outback NSW. Mandy and Bessie have worked with each other over the phone and email for many years … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster August 2018 Week 2”