Young farmers forum heading to Griffith

31st May 2007One hundred young Australians will have the chance to set new directions for Australia’s rural industries at the second National Young Farmers Forum, to be held in Griffith in July.

The focus of the forum is innovation in water use and management.

Minister for Agriculture, Peter McGauran, today called for nominations of young people involved in all aspects of agriculture, agribusiness, fisheries and forestry to attend this year’s forum which will be held in the New South Wales town of Griffith on July 23-24.

“With Australia facing its worst drought on record, we are looking for motivated and energetic young people who will use their skills to address the challenges in managing this precious resource,” Mr McGauran said.

“An initiative like this is a practical and tangible way for young farmers to build and strengthen networks with each other and within their industries, while developing their professional and personal skills.”

Nominations close on June 15, and forum details are available through the Young Australian Rural Network website at

SOURCE: Rural Press National News Service, Parliament House Bureau, Canberra.