STATE & LOCAL
Click on the links below to access youth networks and councils all over the country and to see what events and forums are coming up.
TIP: Click on the name of the network to go to their website, or on the logo to go to their Facebook site!
NSW Young Farmers
"NSW Young Farmers is the youth branch of NSW Farmers, a volunteer organisation furthering the interests of farmers and rural communities in NSW for over 100 years. NSW Young Farmers can help you meet other young farmers, find peers in your situation, learn how advocacy works, shape the future of agriculture, explore alternative ways of getting on the land, get involved in state, national and global conferences and much, much more."
RAS Youth Group NSW
"Supporting and promoting youth initiatives at the RAS of NSW."
ASC Next Gen NSW
"The ASC of NSW Next Generation is the youthful extension of the Agricultural Societies Council, dedicated to facilitating the engagement of youth for the positive progression of NSW agricultural shows."
New South Wales Rural Youth
"Founded in 1928. NSW Rural Youth is a non-profit organisation for 8-30 year olds. NSW Rural Youth is an organisation that encourages & assists young people who are interested in rural communities, the land, the farm and the home. to become self-reliant, responsible and effective citizens, with an understanding of the interdependence of the various sections of our society."
"Generation Ag is the Next Generation group of the Far North Coast Group of Show Societies, passionate about the sustainability of our show movement."
"An opportunity for young professionals across all local industries to network, socialise & discuss key issues concerning our region."
Wagga Young Professionals in Agriculture
"The Wagga Young Professionals in Agriculture (YPIA) provide networking and professional development events and activities catering to a broad cross section of the agricultural industry in southern NSW. The group aims to connect like-minded young professionals and to promote both the agricultural industry and the Riverina."
Grass Roots Youth Ag Group Tweed River
"Grass Roots Youth Ag Group is a group consisting of 15 - 35 year olds, supporting the Tweed River Agricultural Society."
VFF Young Agribusiness Professionals (YAPs)
"Young Agribusiness Professionals (YAPs) is a network for the next generation of food and fibre leaders and decision makers. Established in 2006, the YAPs division of the Victorian Farmers Federation is focused on 18-35 year olds involved or interested in agriculture or agribusiness. We provide our members with personal development, career growth and network development opportunities, with the intention of better securing the future of Australia's agricultural sustainability and profitability."
Victorian Young Farmers
"Victorian Young Farmers is a dynamic social network for young people. Our well know brand has been around a long time and the core of the organisation remains the same: to connect people; to share ideas; and to grow skills."
Young Beef Victoria
"Young Beef Victoria, is an organisation that is committed to helping and supplying resources to youth that have an interest in the beef industry and agriculture in general. We endeavour to supply a community of young farmers with the same interests, to share their views, learn together and to meet some new mates along the way."
RNA Future Directions Committee
"The Future Directions Committee was formed by the RNA in 2001 to provide a youthful perspective on the future of Ekka and to engage with young people both during and outside show time. The Committee provides strategic guidance to the RNA with a focus on promoting the RNA, the Brisbane Showgrounds and Ekka into the future. During Ekka you could find Committee members stewarding in competitions, organising the hugely successful Queensland Young Farmers' Challenge and Ekka Ball or hosting sponsors and visitors to the show."
Young Beef Producers Forum
"The YBPF is a two day conference focused on providing educational, networking and capacity building opportunities for u40 year olds with an interest in the beef industry. Now in its tenth year, the YBPF is of the highest quality, inspiring, engaging and life changing - equipping young beef producers to make a difference in all aspects of their lives, including on-farm, off-farm, family, personal and business related areas."
Rural Youth Queensland
"Queensland is one of the few places in that doesn’t have an active Rural Youth or Junior Farmers Organisation in 2010 with exchange programs and members in constant contact through the Internet. We believe, however that there is a place for a twenty-first century RY organisation that would provide contact and activity for young people in rural areas and would meet needs for those young men and women that are not currently being met."
Australian Cane Famers Association Next Gen
"The Next Generation program (Next Gen) has been developed in response to a major issue the sugar cane industry is facing regarding its main asset – its farmers. Next Generation is committed to providing cutting edge information to farmers via a number of communication mediums."
QLD Charalois Youth
"A site for all young cattle people to share their ideas, successes and questions about the Beef Industry & the Charolais breed."
QISN - Queensland Innovative Sheep Network
The QISN Initiative brings together 18-35 year olds to foster and develop the future of the Sheep & Wool Industry of Queensland. The QISN Initiative was founded by Queensland Merino Stud Sheepbreeders Association, Agforce and Leading Sheep.
South Australian Agricultural Shows Next Generation Group
"The South Australian Agricultural Shows Next Generation Group is targeted at young males and females between 16 and 40 years of age living in South Australia. To drive the participation, education and innovation in the South Australian Show Movement and local rural communities for young people involved and with and interest in South Australian rural enterprises, activities and lifestyles."
South Australian Young Beef Breeders
"The South Australian Young Beef Breeders Association is the group sitting under SA Beef. It is a multi-breed youth group with the only focus being beef cattle. Our members come from all over South Australia and interstate. We are a friendly bunch of young people who all share a common interest in beef cattle."
"AgConnectWA’s mission is to connect, represent and provide support to young people throughout the agricultural industry in order to address the challenges that face them, and to harness the opportunities available to them. The new branding of ‘AgConnectWA’ recognises that in addition to young farmers, there is a myriad of young people in rural, regional and metropolitan areas with a passion for agriculture and progressing rural communities. With this new broader net, AgConnectWA is able to offer their members the perfect platform to interact with other like-minded young people."
Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania Inc.
"The Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania Inc is an autonomous organisation for persons between the ages of 15-30 years, which aims to provide opportunities for the personal development of members through social, educational, cultural and agricultural activities."
Young Dairy Network - Tasmania
"The Young Dairy Network Tasmania has been established as part of the national network to provide training, development and social networking opportunities for young people working in the dairy industry in Tasmania."