Reframing the conversation around young people and their connection to food

Thinking business woman with glasses looking up on many questions mark

I remember being  devasted by this heading from National Agriculture Day in 2017. Having spent the last 15 years working with 300,000 plus young people I knew they were highly connected to food and highly appreciative of our farmers.

Surveys are interesting things aren’t they?

There is such a thing as a bad question: one that is less curiosity driven than others.

The right question asked the right way will get you the right outcome. Asked a slightly different way, you’ll wind up with a different response and a different outcome. Source 

Picture You in Agriculture is currently running a series of webinars for our Young Farming Champions called Leadership is Language featuring global experts who are helping our Young Farming Champions actively listen and learn how to ask the right questions. The title was inspired by the work of David Marquet

Australian Rural Leadership program manager Graham Smith will shortly share with the YFC the dangers of deficit discourse ( a discipline sadly agriculture might be on a journey to refine too well ) with a focus on the power of positive discourse

Questions Good

I look forward to us all working together to reframe the conversation around food. When we ask the right questions, we can all celebrate just how much our young people care.

On a side note when everyone knows how true this meme is, the question that fascinates me why do farmers feel this relentless need to justify their importance. Maybe its time we asked them?

NIne meals from Anarchy

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

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