If you’re a young food-bowl farmer interested in having a say on the future of agriculture in the region, you may be in luck.
The Victorian Government is scoping interest in a new advisory council for young farmers across the state.
Chosen representatives will offer advice to the government on program delivery for young farmers and give voice to issues on the land facing the next generation.
The aim is for the council to serve as young ambassadors, helping to shape future support for people working in agriculture and to assist in attracting ‘‘new entrants to the state’s vibrant agriculture sector’’.
Expressions of interest to join the Young Farmers Advisory Council are now open, with Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford announcing applications are being sought from young farmers involved in the food and fibre supply chain.
Eight members will be chosen, with a balance of representation across gender, industry and region.
●Expressions of interest to join the council close on May 11. For more information, visit www.vic.gov.au/youngfarmers