Art4Agriculture is thrilled to announce Victorian Dairy industry professional and food and fibre advocate Sarah Saxton has been named state ambassador of the national Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champions (YFC) program.
Sarah Saxton Victorian Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champions Ambassador
An all-round passion for Australian agriculture – from her family farming background, education endeavours, and her current role with the Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme (ADHIS) -make Sarah a perfect fit as Victorian ambassador, which will see her actively support and promote the Art4Agriculture YFC program throughout the year.
Art4Ag National Program Director Lynne Strong says, “Sarah epitomises what the YFC program is all about: showcasing exciting young people in diverse careers in agriculture, who are leading by example and forging a connected, cohesive and vibrant agricultural sector that the next generation see as the place they want to be.”
Now in its fourth successful year, the program provides training and development for young people involved in agriculture, positioning them as food and fibre industry advocates to actively engage with students in city based schools, using Art4Agriculture programs as a platform.
Sarah has strong ties with Victoria’s farming community, including her current role as Extension Officer with the ADHIS, which sees her deliver the latest science and technology in genetic improvement to Australian dairy farmers.
Married to a winemaker on the Mornington Peninsula and recently appointed a board member of the Mornington Peninsula Food Industry Advisory Body, Sarah loves sharing her unique insight into the “whole range of people, in country and city, who are involved in getting food on the table.”
Sarah believes in good food, good farming and strengthening the relationship between these two vital industries.
For more information on the Art4Agriculture programs visit: www.art4agriculture.com.au