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Only boys can be farmers – Jasmine Whitten is blowing up outdated stereotypes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  Rather than accepting this outdated notion, it kickstarted my … Continue reading “Only boys can be farmers – Jasmine Whitten is blowing up outdated stereotypes”

Vale Carmel Mills

  On Friday, July 17, the world said goodbye to Carmel Mills, and the PYiA family is among those in mourning. Carmel was the “other half” of Go Ahead Business Solutions, with whom PYiA has a long term relationship. Many of our Young Farming Champions and our teachers know her husband Greg as our social … Continue reading “Vale Carmel Mills”

Young Farming Champions Muster July 2020

Headline Act Our Young Farming Champions are known as innovators, and during isolation they have certainly lived up to this title! In June we launched the Leadership is Language series, where our team sit down (virtually) with some of Australia’s foremost thought leaders to discuss how leadership can be influenced by the language and communication … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster July 2020”

Young Farming Champions Muster May 2020

Headline Act This week is National Volunteer Week with the theme of “Changing Communities. Changing Lives” and  we’d like to give a huge shout-out and thank you to over one hundred Young Farming Champions who volunteer, in some capacity, 365 days a year. Our YFC have exciting and rewarding careers in agriculture and on top … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster May 2020”

Young Farming Champions Muster April 2020

Anika Molesworth took the Young Farming Champions message global when she visited Antartica as part of Homeward Bound Headline Act Welcome to the first Young Farming Champions Muster for 2020. What a year it has been already; opening with drought, morphing into bushfires, blessed with rain and now we are living in a global pandemic, … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster April 2020”

Young Farming Champions Muster November 2019 2nd Edition

This fortnight’s top stories from our Young Farming Champions (YFC) around the globe! Last weekend YFC gathered in Sydney to celebrate the achievements of 2019, learn new skills, develop expertise and plan for the year ahead. Let’s jump straight over to YFC Dione Howard for a workshop recap: Friday through to Monday saw new YFC … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster November 2019 2nd Edition”

Mentoring and Volunteering help Young Farming Champions star at 2019 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference

YFC Jasmine Whitten presenting at NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference Bouncing across the stage, full of energy and animation, Young Farming Champion Jasmine Whitten delivered the ‘best-in-show’ presentation at the 2019 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference held in Broken Hill from 22-24 October. Jasmine was one of two Young Farming Champions … Continue reading “Mentoring and Volunteering help Young Farming Champions star at 2019 NSW Landcare and Local Land Services Conference”

Young Farming Champions Muster November 2019 1st Edition

This week’s top stories from Young Farming Champions (YFC) around the country… In the Field YFC Tim Eyes from The Food Farm: Central Coast has been busy making hay (while the sun shines)! “When I started farming on the coast I was told you cannot make hay here and I am still told that every … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster November 2019 1st Edition”

Young Farming Champions Muster October 2019 2nd Edition

Top stop stories from Young Farming Champions (YFC) around the globe! In the Field “Connect and Collaborate” are the two words we use most often at Young Farming Champions HQ, and this week it’s our pleasure to start our Muster with two stories highlighting these values. Wool YFC and Tasmanian based shearer Tom Squires and … Continue reading “Young Farming Champions Muster October 2019 2nd Edition”