Meet our Eggsperts Jasmine Whitten and Jessica Fearnley

Young Farming Champion Jasmine Whitten will partner with intern Jessica Fearnley to deliver the Eggscellent workshop at the Sydney Royal Easter Show Primary School Preview Day. Students will be taken on a journey to become eggsperts discovering how the humble egg is good for both their brain and body. They will be given the chance … Continue reading “Meet our Eggsperts Jasmine Whitten and Jessica Fearnley”

Only boys can be farmers – Jasmine Whitten is blowing up outdated stereotypes

When I was fifteen my school careers adviser told me “You can’t become a farmer because that’s a boy’s job!”. It was clear that she didn’t know me very well.  My upbringing has shown me there are no ‘boy jobs’ or ‘girl jobs’, especially in agriculture!  Rather than accepting this outdated notion, it kickstarted my … Continue reading “Only boys can be farmers – Jasmine Whitten is blowing up outdated stereotypes”

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 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”

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 2nd Edition

This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions across the country and the globe.   In the Field The power of collaboration is a defining feature of our Young Farming Champions (YFC) team, and this week it was well and truly evident! Wool YFC Bessie Thomas is based on Burragan Station near Wilcannia in Far … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster January 2019 2nd 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 December Edition 2

This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions across the country.   In the Field What would a December wrap up be in YFC world without some harvest photos? It’s been a tough year for many grain producers but fortunately some were able to get the headers out after some late rain to finish the … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster December Edition 2”

Young Farming Champions Muster December 2018 1st Edition

This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions around the country (and globe!) In the Field Grains YFC and farmer Dan Fox has been busy, along with a lot of the dryland farmers, getting crops harvested. Yields are down but generally the quality of crops this year has been really good! Beef YFC Felicity Taylor … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster December 2018 1st Edition”