Youth Ag Council post­poned un­til 2017

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

FU­TURE Farm­ers Net­work (FFN) has post­poned its an­nual Youth Ag Council (YAC) event in Can­berra un­til the first half of 2017.

YAC was orig­i­nally pushed back to late 2016 due to the drawn out elec­tion process and un­cer­tainty within rel­e­vant govern­ment de­part­ments in­volved in the event.

Af­ter con­sul­ta­tion with several in­dus­try groups it has been de­cided that the best time to hold the event is next year.

YAC is an open fo­rum for young peo­ple in agri­cul­ture to com­mu­ni­cate their as­pi­ra­tions for policy change di­rectly to the Fed­eral Govern­ment.

FFN then cham­pi­ons the ac­tions from the YAC, keep­ing its com­mu­nity up to date on policy progress.

FFN chair Dan Korff said the event is the time young peo­ple in Aus­tralian agri­cul­ture have their voice heard when it comes to fed­eral policy.

“The 2017 Youth Ag Council will be an op­por­tu­nity for young peo­ple in agri­cul­ture to make a real dif­fer­ence and we want to do it ef­fec­tively and ef­fi­ciently,” Mr Korff said.

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