Young Farming Champions building consumer trust and confidence

This weekend Art4ag is joining some of the nation’s most inspiring young people in agriculture at the Future Focused Agoz Conference at the Sebel Surry Hills.

The Future Focused event will provide an environment in which young Australians involved in agriculture can share ideas amongst themselves and with Australian and International presenters committed to building trust and confidence in Agriculture and our food system.

Sadly missing in action is @AusCottonGirl aka Takes of a Cotton Wife aka Bess Gairns and partner Andrew O’Connor who found themselves flood bound and unable to catch their plane. As the blog says “We might not be married to each other yet… But we are definitely married to our cotton”

There is no one who writes more passionately about cotton farmers and cotton farming than Bess If you haven’t read her blog  yet take a little time and read it here http://cottonwife.blogspot.com/ Your day will definitely be brighter for it.

But other industry stars did manage to avoid the sudden downpour and flew into Sydney for what is turning out to be one of the best events on the agriculture calendar this decade Art4agriculture Young Farming Champions Melissa Henry and Hollie Baillieu joined the amazing Charlie Arnot from the Centre for Food Integrity on the centre stage.

Art4Ag Young Farming Champion Melissa Henry presents @ FFagOz Conference

How proud is Art4agriculture of their rising industry leaders and we will load Hollie and Melissa presentations on our next blog.

This space has now been filled by Melisssa’s presentation

future-focused-agoz-conference-melissa-henry

So watch this space for Hollie’s inspiring speech.

Also speaking today was Sam Townsend from the Daily Telegraph who loves to write positive stories about great Aussie farmers. She said we need to stop hiding behind our bushells and get out in the media and be proud and loud. If you are a farmer (or know a farmer) who has a great story to tell email Sam williamssam@dailytelegraph.com.au

Conference participants were also honoured to hear the story of #agchatoz from co- founder @danicaleys and what a great story that is

Kirsty John Hollie Baillieu Danica Leys and Heidi Cheney

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