Online forum: YOUNG FARMERS & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

YOUNG FARMERS  & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Agriculture Victoria is currently supporting another online forum, this time for the Young Farmers Ministerial Advisory Council (MAC).

The Young Farmers MAC advises the Minister for Agriculture on what is important to young people in Victorian agriculture.

Attracting and retaining the best young people in agriculture is a key priority for the Victorian Government. This will keep the agriculture sector vibrant, growing, innovating and moving into the future.

This is the MAC’s second online forum and the top ideas will help inform their advice to the Minister for Agriculture.

You will find explanatory text and two introductory videos at www.oursay.org/youngfarmers/business

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Questions being asked in the forum include:
·        Why are current farm business management programs and training opportunities for young farmers under-subscribed?
·        Do you think you have the skills for what it takes to run a successful farming business?
·        If not, how do you currently upskill and invest in yourself to become a better business manager?
·        And in the future how would you like to upskill?

It is early days and the conversation will pick up as more people are engaged. The forum is open until midnight on 26 June.

Posted 1 June 2016 in Agriculture, Cultural, News