James Kanaley lives to work, breathe and love agriculture in rural Australia

Today’s guest blog from James Kanaley highlights the diversity, excitement and huge range of opportunities available in agriculture. From family farming in southern NSW, to following the harvest trail from Texas to Canada, James has taken the road less travelled to reach his current home among the cotton crops of Moree. Here is James’s story…. … Continue reading “James Kanaley lives to work, breathe and love agriculture in rural Australia”

Young Farming Champions Muster June 2020

Headline Act Oh wow, wow, WOW. Our very own Jo Newton has been awarded an OAM! We are so very proud of this young woman whose has contributed to scientific research, inspired countless young people to consider a career in agriculture, volunteered hours of her time and overcome some major life-hurdles along the way. And … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster June 2020”

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”

Floods, Fire and Droughts – Why would a young person enter agriculture?

It’s been a dramatic summer. Devastating floods in the northwest Queensland, fires in Tasmania and northern New South Wales and the rest of the country seemingly desiccated by drought. So why would a young person want to enter life on the land? Continuing our drought series, today we talk to Young Farming Champions James Kanaley … Continue reading “Floods, Fire and Droughts – Why would a young person enter agriculture?”

Young Farming Champions Muster November 2018 1st Edition

This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions around the country (and globe!) In The Field Cuteness alert! Central Coast farmer, entrepreneur and YFC Tim Eyes and his partner Hannah have had triplets! Triplet goats that is… and they are absolute kid perfection: Tim says, “Our triplets are from one of our two boer goats. … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster November 2018 1st Edition”

Cotton Showcase Part 2 – THE ARCHIBULL PRIZE 2018 ARTWORKS

In the second of our two-part series looking at cotton in the 2018 Archibull Prize here we profile six city high schools. Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School have leapt straight out of the box with an eye-catching pop-art interpretation of cotton with their Archie ‘The DIVA’ – a dedicated informed visionary activist. … Continue reading “Cotton Showcase Part 2 – THE ARCHIBULL PRIZE 2018 ARTWORKS”

2018 ARCHIBULL PRIZE ARTWORKS – Primary and Regional Schools Showcase Cotton

A massive twelve schools studied cotton for the Archibull Prize and in Part 1 of our Cotton Showcase here we profile the colour and creativeness of primary school entrants and rural and regional schools. First up are the Year 6 students from Raymond Terrace Public School who created ‘Cotton-eye Josie’ who is rockin’ the dreadlock … Continue reading “2018 ARCHIBULL PRIZE ARTWORKS – Primary and Regional Schools Showcase Cotton”

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 4

This week’s top  stories from our Young Farming Champions across the country In the Field  With almost all of NSW in mild to severe drought and the NSW DPI Drought Hub  providing a one-stop online destination for information on a vast range of services and support available to  farming families and communities to prepare for and … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster June 2018 Week 4”

The Archibull Prize now open to Central Qld secondary schools

The annual Archibull Prize program is now open for secondary schools in Central Queensland. Competing for cash prizes and the national title of Grand Champion, participating schools will research the Australian cotton industry while creatively transforming life-size fibreglass cows into amazing agricultural inspired artworks. Which Cotton School will meet Costa in 2018 Schools also create … Continue reading “The Archibull Prize now open to Central Qld secondary schools”