This week’s top stories from our Young Farming Champions across the country
In the field
Rain, glorious rain! This beautiful sight brought slight relief to some of our New South Wales based Young Farming Champions who are currently battling drought. Red dust turned to mud on Wool Young Farming Champion Emma Turner’s family sheep property last week and we’ve all got our fingers crossed for more of the much needed wet stuff to fall again soon.
Farm meets fashion: National clothing brand Jeanswest and Cotton Australia have joined forces to showcase the story of the Australian cotton industry with the help of our very own Cotton Young Farming Champions Emma Ayliffe and Naomi Mulligan. #cottonaustralia
Read all about Emma’s story here
And read Naomi’s story here
Congratulations Emma and Naomi, we know your love for Aussie Cotton will shine through! #
Wool Young Farming Champion Emma Turner is talking all things wool this week to a group of Small Schools from the Barwon/Moree, NSW, area who are taking part in the 2018 Archibull Prize. Four small schools from rural and remote locations around Moree decided to team up for this year’s Archibull Prize as a way of providing the great learning opportunities for remote students and sharing those opportunities with a wider audience.
They are documenting their #ArchieAction journey through their great blog the Baa!won Wooly Bully, where you can catch up on their recent exciting experience of shearing sheep. We’re looking forward to reading all about Emma’s visit!
#welovewool #wearwool #lovesheep
Out of the Field
Young Farming Champion Anika Molesworth is in Leeton, NSW, this week taking part in an Australian Leadership Foundation residential program. Anika will be presenting a leadership project idea to the Rice Growers board. Good luck Anika! #WomenInAg
In Sydney, Young Farming Champion Jo Newton is a panellist and semi finalist judge at the Enactus Australia National Competition. If you see her, say Hi and Congratulations, because…
This week Jo Newton was announced winner of the RAS Victoria Emerging Leader in Victorian Agriculture award! Jo is a Research Scientist in Dairy Genetics for Agriculture Victoria and she donates much of her time to ensuring the next generation of scientists are aware of opportunities in agriculture. She is Chair of the Art4Agriculture Youth Voices Leadership Team committee and a highly valued member of the Young Farming Champions who is always generous in her support of all YFC. A huge congrats to you Jo! Read more about her award here
Congratulations also goes to Young Farming Champions Jasmine Whitten and Lucy Collingridge who were finalists in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association Case Study Competition, with Lucy’s team taking out first place in the Intermediate (post-graduate) section. Well done Lucy! UNE Business School #uneagriculture
Love, as well as rain, must have been in the air this week with two exciting engagements.
Congratulations to Grains Young Farming Champion Keiley O’Brien on her engagement to partner Ross Noble.
And all our best wishes to Wool Young Farming Champion Tom Tourle and fiancé Courtney Lloyd on your engagement.
It’s such a pleasure to enjoy these highs with our Young Farming Champions throughout their lives! Best wishes Keiley and Ross, and Tom and Courtney.
#YouthVoices18 #YouthinAg #ArchieAction