Action4Agriculture is pleased to introduce 10 passionate agriculturists (including our first international contingent) who have joined the 2022 Cultivate – Growing Young Leaders program and kicked off their learning with a Goal Setting and Time Management Workshop delivered by Josh Farr.
Our 2022 cohort are:
Katharine Charles from Boorooma, NSW, supported by Riverina Local Land Services
Sam O’Rafferty from Coleambally, NSW, supported by Riverina Local Land Services and Murray Darling Basin Authority
Kate Webster from Gundagai, NSW, supported by Riverina Local Land Services
Lachlan White from Aberdeen, NSW, sponsored by Hunter Local Land Services
Danielle Fordham from Shortland, NSW, sponsored by Hunter Local Land Services
Florance McGufficke from Cooma, NSW, supported by AWI
Ani Dilanchian from Sydney, NSW, sponsored by Corteva
Morgan Bell from New Zealand, sponsored by Corteva
Katie Barnett from Kentucky, NSW, as an Action4Agriculture intern
Reynolds Tang-Smith from Perth, WA, as an Action4Agriculture intern
The 2022 cohort will each be partnered with a Young Farming Champion alumni buddy and a workplace mentor as they participate in workshops held by our Ecosystem of Expertise; workshops supported by the three pillars of leadership development, confident communicators and trusted voices.
The new cohort and established YFC recently completed a “Wants, Needs and Motivations” survey to identify areas of concern to be addressed in the workshops. Rated as very important by survey participants was the desire to increase professional self-confidence, to reduce stress, fear, worry and fear, and to set and realise personal and professional goals. As an organisation that prides itself on providing what our young people need, future workshops can be adapted to accommodate the survey results.
We are happy for the continued support of our valued partners.
Robert Kaan, MD Corteva Agriscience Australia/NZ/Japan/Korea, explains why continued involvement with the YFC program is important:
“Corteva is supportive of the work done by the Action4Agriculture team, which is unique and highly aligned to the values of Corteva Agriscience (CTVA) in three very meaningful ways: young female leadership development, agricultural education and the development of workforce pipelines.
“The YFC are a strong and effective young leader’s network that develops key capabilities such as communication, presentation, and positive messaging around agriculture. Our young female Australian and New Zealand CTVA employees have derived real benefit from the participation and from the support they receive in this program. In addition the YFC program supports agricultural education by creating awareness in grades K to 12 and progresses to support educators and industry to build a workforce pipeline by creating greater access to agricultural opportunities for students at post-secondary level and in both rural and urban areas.”