Just imagine what we could achieve if we could all figure out how to work together for the greater good

In the last 12 months thanks to the brilliance of Professor Felicity Blackstock ability to write funding applications, Action4Agriculture has had the opportunity to co-design and deliver with our stakeholder partners two new projects to shine a light on the agriculture sector.

We had a budget with the potential to hire experts to do all the work I have been doing pro bono for agriculture for the last 15 years. In some cases we had no idea just how much those people charge and I had to step up and fill some gaps

I am confident the people that get the big bucks never forget the plates for the food. Face palm Lynne, but its not called finger food for nothing is it and when the food is really good no-one seems to mind. Thank you Decadence Nowra, today’s food was divine

Thank you Bomaderry High School, you made us feel so welcome. The  library and careers team went out of their way to make agriculture front and centre.

Thank you Become Education, what a great reminder to agriculture we don’t have to do it alone. There is a whole sector dedicated to careers exploration. We just have to partner with them.

School offices are interesting places. Anyone who visits a school these days will spend quite some time there, the admin team have so much red tape they have to put you through before they can let you into the school

At Bomaderry  High School there are the traditional honour boards and there is this sign. It had me thinking what is my secret sauce

After the last two weeks working with Josh Farr from Campus Consultancy and Liv Pennie and team from Become Education, I think it might be identifying excellence in others.

But it wasn’t just the people at the front of the room, who made it all worth while. In the Hunter last week it was the support team who turned up. The people from council, the people from the NSW Office of Regional Youth, the people from Local Land Services, the people from NSW DPI who popped in to say G’Day, the Tocal team.

Today again people from council, people from Office for Regional Youth, Young Farming Champion Danni Fordham who did an 8 hour round trip, the people from the National Careers Institute, MP Fiona Phillips who shared her story and all the amazing teachers and their support networks.

The only people missing from the room was representatives from the agriculture sector.





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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