HB: Agriculture for the Next Generation

Invest in the next generation of farmers so agriculture remains a viable and attractive career option for young people.

Why it is important?

Sustaining agricultural industries requires new, younger people to join the industry and to be able to develop their careers in this field. Generating an interest and enthusiasm in the younger generation to enter agricultural industries can bring new ideas to the farming sector and make sure there are viable, well-managed agricultural industries operating into the future.

Examples of Local Action

  • Develop graduate programs and pathways into agriculture.
  • Develop mentoring programs for more experienced farmers to support and nurture young farmers.
  • Develop and deliver small, hands on activities to engage younger farmers at other agricultural events eg. field days, digging deeper programs.

Contribution to Regional Priority

R-CV 2: Farmers Driving their Future Program
Develop a program to support industries to make well informed decisions NOW about changes to practice that will build resilience.

Local Landscape:


Regional Theme:

Sustainable Industries