At Action4Agriculture ( formerly Picture you in Agriculture ) we see our programs as vehicles to provide opportunities for people and organisations to come together to give young people agency and voice and empower them to be changemakers.
Our role models are emerging leaders in the agriculture sector. We identify, train and develop them to be confident communicators and trusted voices. We provide them with opportunities to multiply their impact by working with young people in schools and the community. We call them Young Farming Champions. They represent the diversity of people who work in the agriculture sector.
Their hands on journey begins by facilitating our school programs The Archibull Prize and Kreative Koalas
Our schools and our Young Farming Champions have taken on the big hairy goals – the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or the SDGs for short
We are working with our schools to tackle the SDG targets Australia most needs to meet
We have all heard people say if changing the world was easy we would all be doing it. What we have found it is easy if WE believe it is and WE surround ourselves with enough people who share the vision and are committed to taking action and DO.
There is a formula.
- Identify the outcome you want to achieve
- Identify what success looks like
- Start with a big idea – keep it as simple as possible
- Identify the actors
- Identify the actions the actors need to take
- Identify the expertise you need to outsource
- Identify the GO TO Person to access the experts
- Design and Deliver your ACTION PLAN
- Monitor, Evaluate, Report and Inform
We suggest you start with a basic understanding of psychology.
and the theory of change
Australia’s Guru of Changeology, Les Robinson, keeps it simple for us
You need to be prepared to experiment, collect data, report on that data and share it with others
Most importantly you need people who genuinely care and understand that it takes a village.
We are identifying people who really care and have the expertise to support our schools and Young Farming Champions.
We are big fans of the Collective Action for Collective Impact model
In 2020 we paired with OzHarvest FEAST to tackle Zero Hunger, Responsible Production and Consumption and Climate Change.
We partnered with Corteva Agriscience to build a library of resources for teachers and students
We partnered with Australian Wool Innovation. NSW Department of Primary Industries, Local Land Services and Corteva Agriscience to identify, train and develop young agriculturalists
We partnered with Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education, Changeologist Les Robinson, Science Communicator Jenni Metcalfe, 21st Century Learning Expert Josh Farr and John Holloway and the Murray Darling Basin Authority Education team to deliver professional development workshops for teachers and students. These workshops were funded by NSW Local Land Services and NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment
We partnered with the Geography Teachers Association of NSW and ACT to deliver professional development workshops to teachers
Over the next week we are very excited to share with you a series of blogs that showcase the changemakers we have worked with in our Kreative Koalas schools. All of the students and teachers we work with are committed to leaving a legacy we can all be proud of.
We can all be changemakers, we just need to care enough and surround ourselves with people who care as much as we do.
Sneak Peek you can check out the #KreativeKoalaKids artworks here
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