The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, is encouraging young Gippsland farmers to apply for a spot on the Young Farmers Advisory Council.
Mr O’Brien said applications were welcome from young people (under 35) in the agriculture sector with experience in farm management, agribusiness, finance, education, international markets and regional development.
“The advisory council provides a direct voice to government for other young farmers on key issues such as workplace safety, mental health, skill and workforce issues and climate change,” Mr O’Brien said.
“This is a great opportunity for young local farmers to make a difference to their industry and have a say in the decisions that will shape their future.
“I know there have been Gippsland young farmers on this council in the past and their input has been invaluable – we need to keep that up.
“We have so many young talented farmers across the electorate and I would love to see some of them on this council representing Gippsland and doing us proud.”
Expressions of Interest are now open and close 22 March 2020. To apply or find out more visit agriculture.vic.gov.au.
Photo attached: The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, says there are many young talented farmers across Gippsland who could provide a direct voice to government as part of the Young Farmers Advisory Council.