For too long agriculture has been self absorbed – lets do it together

Last night incoming NSW Farmers president Derek Schoen met with Al Gore who pledged his support for NSW Farmers fight against the Shenhau Mine

Derek Schoen Al Gore

Derek’s meeting with Al Gore as Derek acknowledges above was a result of the buzz around the watershed passing of the motion put forward by NSW Young Farmer Council that resulted in overwhelming hand on heart support of the NSW Farmers members

Climate Change Motion NSW Young Farmers

See background here

I have high hopes that this leadership shown by NSW Young Farmer Council means a new beginning for agriculture in this country

For too long agriculture in this country has been self-absorbed and forgotten the benefit of building partnerships between ourselves and the world for mutual benefit

Not since Rick Farley and his support team initiated Landcare have we seen leadership of this quality. We failed to build on the partnership and inclusiveness  culture initiated by Landcare – Let’s not do it again.

What is different this time is the NSW Young Farmer Council have a strong support network who know how emotionally and physically draining it can be to start a movement. The NSW Farmers Young Council also know you can’t do it by yourself and the value of powerful partnerships. They also know that you can change the way people think but you can’t change the way they behave- they have to want to do that themselves

Loving it.  Bring it on Josh and team #youthinag

BTW Amusing and insightful TEDx talk by Sam Trethewey on this topic

and taking advice from the animal kingdom

its time for a lets do it together mindset

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life