Program helps farmers to think outside of the box

Laura GrubisaAlbany Advertiser

Nominations are now open for the GrainGrowers Australian Grain Farm Leaders Program.

Each year, up to 10 farmers Australia-wide are selected to pursue a small project of their choice and to benefit from peer networking and mentoring.

The program is designed specifically for young Australian grain farmers.

GrainGrowers general manager David McKeon said the opportunity was exciting.

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“In past years, projects have focused on topics such as farm-funding models, succession planning, farmer health and safety, and the co-existence of farming and mining,” he said.

Luke Bradley, a graduate of the program, said it challenged him to think outside the box.

“One of the most worthwhile outputs of the program was the opportunity to meet and learn from a group of like-minded farmers from across the country, with whom I probably wouldn’t have met otherwise,” he said.

The program is open to farmers under the age of 40.

Applications close on December 19.

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