Expressions of Interest now open for Young Farming Champions from NSW

NSW Farmers are calling for Expressions of interest from young people in agriculture in NSW to apply to for places in the 2015 Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champions program.

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Art4Agriculture and NSW Farmers are recruiting Young Farming Champions who:

  • Are passionate about the agriculture industry;
  • Want to share stories with urban Australians to improve their understanding of sustainable food and fibre production, and in turn improve your understanding of urban consumers;
  • Are interested in being trained to speak confidently and charismatically to school students, the general public and your fellow industry leaders;
  • Want to become part of a network of vibrant, young rural people who are encouraging consumers to value, be proud of and support the Australian farmers who feed and clothe them.
  • Are aged between 18 and 35 years

If you believe you have the potential to be an industry rising star, NSW Farmers would like to invite you to submit your Expression of Interest to be a 2015 Young Farming Champion

Contact Lynne Strong for EOI requirements.

E: lynnestrong@art4agriculture.com.au

M: 0407 740 446

The Experience

The Young Farming Champions program aims to create an Australia-wide network of young farming professionals and build their capacity to promote Australian agriculture as a dynamic, innovative, rewarding and vibrant industry.  The program trains young farmers from rural Australia to represent their food or fibre industry and actively engage with students in schools using Art4Agriculture programs as a platform.

The program consists of three workshops which will prepare you to engage with schools as part of the Archibull Prize. These workshops will have the following key areas of content:

Workshop One:

Will focus on industry knowledge, understanding and communicating with consumers, presentation skills, and introduction to multimedia tools and how to use this technology for your school presentations, as part of the Archibull Prize. You must be able to attend this first weekend long workshop in July (TBC). All Accommodation, flights and meals will be paid for.

Workshop Two:

Will provide personalised feedback and development by a professional voice coach on your proposed school presentations, and support to build and enhance your feature video. Media training on how to package a TV news story, preparing the ‘grab’, discussion of what major metro newspapers require for a story and how to shape your story, controlling the agenda with radio and dealing with controversial/difficult interviews, as well as what to do when the media comes to you unexpectedly.

Workshop Three:

Will be evaluation and feedback based, providing you the opportunity to assist with the development of the program in the following year.

 The Outcome

By the conclusion of the workshops, you will be ready to enter schools to tell your story in an engaging and informative way. You will have created a short video that showcases your role in Australian agriculture and can be used to promote your industry to a wide audience via social media. You will become a respected youth spokesperson for your industry and Australian agriculture. Click here to see 2013 Young Farming Champion Ben Egan’s showcase video.

Please note

To qualify for the program applicants must be young farmer members of NSW Farmers.

See here for more information on membership or contact NSW Farmers Young Farmer Council Chair Josh Gilbert

Email: Joshua.gilbert@uon.edu.au

Mobile: 0432 260 024

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