I am currently part of a team reviewing 60 plus applications for scholarships for young people to participate in the Growing Young Leaders program.
The process begins by asking the applicants to answer a series of questions. The questions have been submitted by our organisation and our funding partners.
From our organisation’s perspective it’s important to us to get an understanding of what the applicants think we do
The perceptions people have of the role of Picture You in Agriculture are remarkably interesting. In some cases, it would appear we can work miracles and teach people how to change the minds of far-right wing and left wing thinking extreme activist groups.
This diversity has given me an opportunity to me to reflect on why I founded Picture You in Agriculture and our programs that work with emerging leaders in agriculture and young people in rural and urban primary and secondary schools
It all started with a committement to help farmers connect with everyone they rely on in the supply chain.
A supply chain that can be extremely complex
At Picture You in Agriculture we see the supply chain community as our allies and we value their opinions highly .
In particular the increasing distance in the 2st century between producers and consumers requires trust at every step of the process.
Trust is built through relationships.
Relationships between people.
Genuine relationships require you to be curious about what others are thinking and caring about
People and relationship building are at the heart of everything we do.
Picture You in Agriculture also exists to support young people to build personal resilience – the ability to be okay no matter what life throws at them.
Our big picture goal is to build an agricultural community that can advocate for itself.
What is next in the selection process for our next intake of emerging leaders?
Our team has selected 20 young people to go through to the next stage of the application process. Their brief is to write a blog for us.
- Share your journey to a career in the agriculture sector.
- Show us the heart behind your story
- Show us what you stand FOR – Hear Simon Sinek talk about PURPOSE here
Looking for inspiration.
In a great post, business writer Sharon Tanton recommends taking this approach:
- Workshop your story by starting with a rant.
- Identify what’s wrong with the world.
- How would things be so much better if only people did something differently?
- If you had a magic wand, what would you change about your industry?
The joy we are getting reading these stories is truly magnificent and I look forward to sharing them with you