Get in touch with your peers
Want to find out who else shares your passion for dairy?
What about making a difference to your industry or community?
Or do you just want to find like-minded people in your rural area to have fun with?!
These networks will cater to your every food and fibre dream needs. The strength in connecting with these groups is a powerful one in forging your career pathway! Browse the networks in Victoria, as well the rest of Australia.
- The Victorian Young Farmers (VYF)
Victorian Young Farmers Inc.(VYF) is all about contributing to thriving rural communities through the development of young people - and having fun while doing it! Whether you live in the country or the city; you work on the land or in an office; VYF say "You don't have to be one to be one!"
- The Young Agribusiness Professionals
YAPs are the youth division of the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) that focus on the younger demographic of Victorian agriculture.
AgNext is a networking group for emerging professionals in Melbourne's' diverse Agribusiness sector. With functions held bimonthly contact firstname.lastname@example.org or follow them on Twitter @AgNextMelbourne to find out when and where.
- The Young Dairy Development Program (YDDP)
The Young Dairy Development Program aims to meet the needs of young dairy farmers aged 18 to 40 years and those who are new to the industry. YDDP has a range of local clubs to connect with and offer professional development opportunities.
- The Future Farmers Networks
The Future Farmers Network has been operating since 2002 and provides members with access to the latest news, events, scholarships, awards and information from across all aspects of the rural industries.
- Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania (RYOT)
Rural Youth is all about Friends, Fun, Training and Travel!
- Rural Youth Western Australia
Rural Youth W.A. is a social support network for young people across Western Australia. Our aim is to improve the quality of life of young people aged between 18 and 35, particularly those based in regional or rural areas.
- Rural Youth Queensland
Rural Youth Queensland is for the personal development, leadership and community engagement needs of rural and regional young adults.
- Australian Women in Agriculture (AWIA)
AWiA was founded on 14 February 1993 and has grown quickly to a national body. Membership reflects all those involved and interested in a positive future for Australian agriculture. AWiA is a supportive network of like-minded women. Members benefit from the recognition and strength that comes with being part of this leading organisation representing Australian women in agriculture and their diverse views.
- National Farmers Federation
The National Farmers' Federation (NFF) is the peak national body representing farmers and, more broadly, agriculture across Australia. It is one of Australia's foremost and respected advocacy organisations.
Social media: rural news
- Agriculture Facebook and Twitter pages
- Australian Year of the Farmer
- National Farmers' Federation
- Ag Chat Oz
- Landcare Australia
- National Farmers Federation
Traditional media: rural news
- The Weekly Times
The voice of the country since 1869, The Weekly Times has the biggest circulation of any rural newspaper in Australia by a country mile. Our team of award-winning journalists and photographers deliver news and insightful commentary on local, state and national events without fear or favour. With features, on-farm stories, business analysis and a stable of specialist magazines, The Weekly Times has its finger firmly on the pulse of country life.
Since 1991 Landline has been ABC-TV's main vehicle for current affairs coverage of rural issues and events. The multi-award winning show typically features stories, ranging across agri-politics and economics business and product innovation, animal and crop science, regional infrastructure, climate and weather trends, regional and rural services, music and lifestyle. As much as anything Landline's enduring popularity is based on its ability to explain and contextualise the issues affecting Australians living and working in the bush to those living in our big cities.
- Macca's Australia All Over
Ian 'Macca' McNamara is ABC Local Radio's beloved presenter of Australia All Over, which goes to air every Sunday to an audience of almost 2 million listeners.