An industry that’s lucrative, sexy and most importantly dripping with integrity…

Some-one said to me a few years ago if we are going to attract the best and the brightest to farming our industry needs to be seen as ‘lucrative, sexy and… most importantly … dripping with integrity’. I believe if the industry can continue to attract people of the calibre of Jo and the Young Farming Champions alumni we may just get there! STEPH COOMBES – Ausagventures Blog

Art4Agriculture guest blogger and 2013 RAS Rural Achiever for NSW, Jo Newton shares her story about how she got involved in agriculture.


Jo Newton with a willing participant in her PhD research

Here’s an excerpt from her guest blog – The suburban sheep stud

When agriculture makes the mainstream news, too often the stories the general public are exposed to are negative; floods, fires, farm injuries. Rarely does the news celebrate our success. As a sector we need to continue to build relationships with our communities to better enable us to tell our stories and share agriculture’s successes and celebrate the good things. My agricultural journey began thanks to a suburban sheep stud. I’m proof that you don’t need to be born into agriculture to live and breathe all things ag and take great pride in telling my agricultural story to anyone who will listen.

I encourage everyone with a story about agriculture to start telling it, to help us celebrate and spread the word about agriculture.

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