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  • 1. Young passionate ‘Ag Ambassadors” use social media tospread the good news stories about modern Australian farming practicesThe winners of the 2010 Cream of the Crop Competition were presented with theirawards and prizes donated by Woolworths on April 14th at the 2011 Sydney RoyalEaster ShowThe Cream of the Crop Competition is an Art4Agriculture initiative that invitesstudents to explore agriculture and natural resource management concepts throughthe visual arts.High school and university students were asked to promote their studies to their peergroup in the form of a PowerPoint presentation. This forces them to thinkstrategically about how to convey their messages to other students in a concise andvisually appealing wayThis year’s finalists’ presentations covered topics as diverse as goat farming, climatechange, robotic dairying, sustainable farming, alpacas and the Locavore movement.Out of these diverse topics, a common theme has emerged around the importance
  • 2. of studying agriculture to provide food and fibre in a sustainable way.Many of the presentations touched on the idea that today’s students:  will be responsible for the future sustainable use of Australia’s landscape,  that climate change will impact on how we farm; and  That balance is needed to ensure we don’t negatively impact on the natural envi- ronment.This year’s rising stars included the following students from Hurlstone Agricultural HighSchool – Vardhman Jain, Jordan Kerr, Monica Waters Neil, Anna Tran, Helena Lim, IsabellaMolineaux and Africa Vernon, Cranebrook High School was represented by Amber O’Neil,Yanco Agricultural High School by Clare Bolam, Sydney Girls High School by Claire Liang,Caroline Chisholm College by Chantelle Rushton and Dustin and Brandon Gaddes who arehome schooledDetails of the 2011 competition will shortly be loaded herehttp://www.dairyyouthaustralia.com.au/creamofthecrop/index.htmlThe 2011 finalist’s presentations can be found herehttp://www.dairyyouthaustralia.com.au/creamofthecrop/2010Finalists.htmlPictureL to R Monica Waters Neil, Anna Tran, Amber O’Neill, Claire Liang, Vardhman Jain, Dustinand Brandon Gaddes, Jordan Kerr and Chantelle Rushton.