Young Farmers Advisory Council
The Young Farmers Advisory Council provides a strong voice for young people in Agriculture. The Council also serves to develop the sector leaders of tomorrow.
The Council is a group of eight dynamic and motivated young people from various agricultural industries and regions, who advise government on issues affecting young people in agriculture and on program delivery. Council members also act as young ambassadors to attract new entrants to the state's vibrant agriculture sector.
Join the Council
Highly motivated, dynamic and passionate young people in agriculture are currently being sought to join the Council.
The Expression of Interest closed on 22 March 2020. We look forward to announcing the new Council members in August.
Below is a video recorded in 2017 when the Young Farmer Advisory Council was known as the Young Farmer Ministerial Advisory Council. An updated video will be shared soon.
Previously, the Council consulted broadly with young farmers, industries, communities and networks, and considered research to prepare a Recommendations Report for the government.
The Recommendations Report was presented to the Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, on 5 September 2017.
The report focuses on two priority areas for young people in agriculture:
- building farm business management capacity and financial literacy skills for the next generation of farmers;
- exploring the opportunities for young people in agriculture to network, connect, and engage with educational activities and events, and in a social capacity.
The report is based on two-years of research and consultation with young farmers, industries, communities and networks. The Victorian Government will now consider the recommendations from the report.
For more information about the council please contact:
Young Farmer Coordinator
Phone: (03) 9938 0161