Cotton Australia seeking Young Farming Champions

Tuesday, 10th March 2015 // Cotton Matters, Featured // Comments (0)

Are you an enthusiastic young person involved in the Australian cotton industry? If you’re aged between 19-25 years old and passionate about being a part of cotton’s future, Cotton Australia and Art4Agriculture want you.

Expressions of Interest are now open to represent the cotton industry in the 2015 Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champions (YFC) program and become part of a nation-wide network of young professionals promoting Australian agriculture as a dynamic, innovative and rewarding industry.
With support from Cotton Australia, the Young Farming Champions will partake in three training workshops designed to build their capacity to engage with consumers and industry leaders. Through the skills built in these workshops, the Champions will need to deliver a video and presentation to take with them into schools.
The program covers topics including communication and media skills, public speaking, social media and marketing, as well as providing participants with a lifetime mentoring service to sustain self-confidence and build connections across the industry.
Young Farming Champions will also have the opportunity to engage with school students as part of the world-renowned Archibull Prize art and multimedia competition.
If you are keen to share the positive stories of Australian food and fibre production while furthering your understanding of urban consumers, please email Lynne Strong for an Expression of Interest form:
Expression of Interest forms must be submitted by April 13, 2015. Contact Lynne well ahead of this date for EOI details.

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Pictured: 2014 Young Farming Champion and CSU student Laura Bennett (photo courtesy of Laura Bennett)