Ecological farmers making a vibrant future for ag
Agri-Phoenix Feature: Young Farmers Connect
Contact Name: Joel Orchard
Young Farmers Connect is an alliance that believes in a bright and prosperous future for our next generation farmers. We are a national not for profit organisation committed to cultivating networks, resources and community for young farmers.
Through our network we provide educational platforms and community connections that encourage our young agrarians to farm #4futureag , supporting the use of regenerative, holistic & sustainable agricultural practices. YFC is a community that provides a national framework for peer support and a network that facilitates opportunities, land sharing, collaboration, education, mentorship and industry support to new, young and aspiring farmers throughout Australia.
We understand the barriers and challenges for new farmers and advocate for resources and supportive pathways to mobilise young farmers into the agricultural sector, revitalise our rural communities and transform the way we produce, supply and consume nutritious clean food. When we support our next generation of farmers, we support our environment and the subsequent health of our communities.
The average age of an Australian farmer is now nearly 60, vast amounts of our soils have been degraded by industrial agriculture and a changing climate threatens the quality and the security of our food and health. We are committed to being stewards of the land, soil and sea and creating sustainable food systems for all.
By empowering a community of regenerative and ecological farmers we can create dynamic, nourishing, vibrant and engaging careers in agriculture.
We now seek to ensure the growth and support of new regional chapters throughout Australia and will continue to develop a portfolio of resources, to gather and distribute opportunities to our members and amplify the messages and activities of our allied projects and strategic partners.
Most importantly we will celebrate the stories, the success and share the lessons learnt to foster a culture of collaboration, to mitigate risk and nurture new innovation and successful enterprise.