Farmer Wants a Life
Funding received from Caring for our Country’s Community Action Grants Program saw the Launch of Young Agricultural Professional (YAPS) in 2011.
This project dubbed “Farmer Wants a Life” was designed to encourage and support young farmers (under 45) and their families to come together and network - “Farmers talking to Farmers”. The project aims to encourage more young farmers to become involved with Landcare, showcase “best practice” properties, promote and ground truth these practices with knowledge sharing opportunities for potential greater adoption.
With the average age of farmers being 59-61 years of age, it is important to support the next generation of agriculturalprofessionals and their families. Each of these get-togethers involves sharing a meal together, with plenty of time for social activities. Partners and children are welcome.