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Young Farming Champions Program

We support Action4Agriculture Young Farming Champions who share their passion for agriculture with urban students and show there is a bright and prosperous future in the industry.

The Action4Agriculture Young Farming Champions program, co-sponsored by AWI, is helping break the stereotypes of the conventional Australian farmer, and bridge the divide between city and regional areas.

The initiative is a program developed by Action4Agriculture - a network of young people who share a passion about teaching others the pivotal role Australian farmers play in feeding and clothing the world.

The Action4Agriculture AWI Young Farming Champions program provides a great platform to spark the next generation's interest in an agricultural career. AWI Young Farming Champions go to events and schools participating in another Action4Agriculture program - the Archibull Prize - to engage with the students and the public, share stories and improve understanding about farmers and farming to wider audiences.

The program helps build the capability of young rural people to farm with resilience and confidence.

View the EOI brochure here

Apply online here

Past and Present AWI Young Farming Champions

Florance McGufficke

Cooma, NSW

Read more about Florance McGufficke in the March 2022 edition of AWI's Beyond the Bale magazine.

Tom Squires, Tas
Matt Cumming, Inverell, NSW

Read more about the 2019 AWI Young Farming Champions representing the wool industry in the September 2019 edition of AWI's Beyond the Bale magazine.

Katherine Bain, Stockyard Hill, Vic
Lucy Collingridge, Cootamundra, NSW
Caitlin Heppner, the Barossa, SA
Deanna Johnston, Naradhan, NSW
Hamish McGrath, Marra Creek, NSW
Samantha Wan, Melbourne, Vic

Read more about the 2017 AWI Young Farming Champions representing the wool industry in the September 2017 edition of AWI's Beyond the Bale magazine.

Chloe Dutschke from Belton, SA
Max Edwards, Wellington, NSW

Read more about Chloe Dutschke in the September 2016 edition of AWI's Beyond the Bale magazine.

Read more about Max Edwards in the December 2016 edition of AWI's Beyond the Bale magazine.

Dione Howard from Lockhart, NSW

Read more about Diane Howard in the December 2015 edition of AWI's Beyond the Bale magazine.

Peta Bradley from near Armatree, NSW
Emma Turner from south of Ivanhoe, NSW
Tom Tourle from Dubbo, NSW
Pat Morgan from Colbinabbin, Victoria

Read more about the 2014 AWI Young Farming Champions representing the wool industry in the June 2014 edition of AWI's Beyond the Bale magazine.

Read more about Sammi Townsend in the March 2014 edition of AWI's Beyond the Bale magazine.

Jo Newton originally from Melbourne but studying in Armidale, NSW
Bessie Blore from Burragan in far west NSW
Adele Offley from Crookwell, NSW
Cassie Baile from Bendemeer, NSW

Read more about Bessie Thomas (Blore) in the December 2015 edition of AWI's Beyond the Bale magazine.

Read more about the 2013 AWI Young Farming Champions representing the wool industry in the September 2013 edition of AWI's Beyond the Bale magazine.

Lauren Crothers from Dirranbandi, Queensland
Kathleen Allan from Yass, NSW
Sammi Townsend from Lyndhurst, NSW
Stephanie Grills from Armidale, NSW

Read more about the 2012 AWI Young Farming Champions representing the wool industry in the September 2012 edition AWI's Beyond the Bale magazine.

Further Information

For more information about the program and the champions visit the Action4Agriculture website

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For more information about the program feel free to contact:

LYNNE STRONG
M: 0407 740 446
E: lynnestrong@pyia.com.au

GEORGE LEHMANN
M: +61 2 8295 3179
E: george.lehmann@wool.com

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