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 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”

Young Farming Champions Muster September 2019 1st Edition

This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions (YFC) around the world.  In the Field We all know dogs are a human’s best friend and when it comes to farm dogs they are both best friends and highly valued team members! This week celebrated International Dog Day and YFC Peta Bradley sent us these beautiful … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster September 2019 1st Edition”

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 the new school-based program to connect students to Australian farmers and agriculture. Called Paddock Pen Pals the program utilises online audio and web conferencing programs to beam Young Farming Champions (YFC) directly into the classroom. The concept has been used successfully … 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”