Future Focused AgOZ Conference Melissa Henry

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Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champion Melissa Henry presetned to FFAGOZ conference Nov 2011 on Leadership

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Future Focused AgOZ Conference Melissa Henry

  1. 1. Future Focused Ag OzYoung Australians building trust & confidence in Agriculture Melissa Henry Young Farming Champion Boorowa NSW
  2. 2. Overview• How I started in agriculture• Advocacy through leadership• Recommendations
  3. 3. My pathway into agriculture
  4. 4. I’m not from a farming family!
  5. 5. Shiowu Showing Sheep
  6. 6. Richmond HS Ag Show-Team Judging Sheep
  7. 7. OwningSheep
  8. 8. University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury Campus• Bachelor of Animal Science• Bachelor of Science (Honours)• Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Consulting
  9. 9. So many opportunities…
  10. 10. Quebec, Canada
  11. 11. Moholoholo, South Africa
  12. 12. Alberta, Canada
  13. 13. Christchurch, New Zealand
  14. 14. Advocacy through Leadership
  15. 15. Committees
  16. 16. Grain Growers Association, Sydney
  17. 17. Lachlan Catchment Management Lachlan Authority, BoorowaCatchmentManagement Authority Boorowa
  18. 18. Recommendations forpromoting agriculture
  19. 19. 1. School-based programs• Where it starts!
  20. 20. 2. Show & breed societies• The fun• The networks• The opportunities
  21. 21. 3. Tertiary education• Specialisation• Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging
  22. 22. 4. Leading by example• My vision: Build the capacity of urban people to undertake their own farming goals
  23. 23. Questions?

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