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”

Agvision – celebrating careers in agriculture and advocating on behalf of farmers

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the incredible event that is AgVision This one-day agricultural careers expo is the brain child  of Junee high school teacher Sandra Heffernan and team and is designed to inform students and educators about the broad range of careers available in agriculture, science and agri-business. Students from Years 9-11 … Continue reading “Agvision – celebrating careers in agriculture and advocating on behalf of farmers”

Young Farming Champions go behind the scenes at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Three of our Young Farming Champions are bursting at the seams with anticipation and the Sydney Royal Easter Show can’t come round fast enough for them this year after being announced as recipients of Rural Achiever Scholarships. YFC Tim Eyes, Dee George and Kylie Schuller on Day 1 of their Sydney Royal Easter Show 2015 … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions go behind the scenes at the Sydney Royal Easter Show”

No wonder people cant tell the difference between a camel, a cow and a horse

Who said all the fun stuff happens at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the rides and in the show bag pavilion.  Well I can assure you there is plenty of great fun things to see in the Agricultural pavilions too Livestock in the Round No-one will deny that the Sydney Royal Easter Show is … Continue reading “No wonder people cant tell the difference between a camel, a cow and a horse”

Celebrating the 2013 Archibull Prize

The trophies Now that the 2013 Archibull Prize results have been announced and the official photos have arrived ( awesome work by Toby Peet ) lets celebrate the students big ideas, their opinions and their artworks and of course our amazing Australian food and fibre and the people who produce it through these wonderful photos … Continue reading “Celebrating the 2013 Archibull Prize”

You don’t have to be the Candyman to deliver lollipop moments

Take just six minutes out of your day and watch this wonderful TEDxToronto talk from Drew Dudley called “Leading with Lollipops” Drew asks How many of you guys have a lollipop moment? A moment where someone said something or did something that you feel fundamentally made your life better? We need to redefine leadership as … Continue reading “You don’t have to be the Candyman to deliver lollipop moments”

Talking Beef morning noon and night

Today we are delighted to introduce you another fabulous young beef farmer with a great story to tell. Kylie Schuller grew up in rural NSW, where her family managed a beef feedlot. Her interest in the industry she says “surely developed from the 1000’s of water troughs I’ve cleaned and the bunks of wet feed … Continue reading “Talking Beef morning noon and night”