Tech event aims to connect young people

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Grace Williams, of Muresk, Jamie Spence, of Borden, and Amber Foster, of Perth.
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An underground basement usually pegged for tech entrepreneurs played host to a different but equally tech-savy crowd of young agriculture industry representatives last month for the annual AgConnectWA forum.

The August 9 event attracted young professionals, university students, and farmers for an afternoon of thought-provoking presentations, panel discussions and questions.

Topics included building community trust, youth suicide and The Blue Tree project, agriculture education in schools, and a “where are they now?” discussion panel.

The event began with presentations at 12.30pm and wrapped up at 4.30pm with a sundowner at St George’s Terrace bar Prince Lane.

Volunteer-run AgConnectWA holds a range of social events each year.

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It aims to engage, connect and represent young people in WA’s agriculture community, to address challenges and harness opportunities.

The group was this week gearing up to host a networking event called Telling Our Story at Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days at 1.30pm on Wednesday.

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