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”

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”

Young Farming Champions Muster August 2018 Week 1

This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions (YFC) around the country (and globe!) In the Field The picking has started! Cotton YFC Alexander Stephens is picking Western Australia’s first wet season commerical cotton crop in nearly 50 years and this week he’s reporting live from the paddock on our Picture You in Agriculture Facebook … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster August 2018 Week 1”

Young Farming Champions Muster June 2018 Week 2

This week’s top stories from your Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champions.  In the Field  Youth Voices Leadership Team YFC Mentor Dione Howard is very excited to be accepted into her dream job as a Graduate District Vet with the Riverina Local Land Services. Tayla Field who is one of our Horticulture Young Farming Champion supported by … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster June 2018 Week 2”

Youth Voices at LambEx

LambEx is an annual celebration of all things great in the Australian sheep and lamb industries and part of the celebration is the naming of finalists in the Young Guns competition. The aim of the LambEx Young Guns Competition is to recognise and encourage young and upcoming industry professionals, producers and scientists to consider a … Continue reading “Youth Voices at LambEx”