Young farmers get connected at conference

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Jess Andony, Madlen Kratz and Fleur McDonald.
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Lachlan Chilwell and Guy Archibald.
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Cale Beard and Geoffrey Dwyer.
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Dozens of young farmers and others involved in the agricultural industry gathered in Perth last Friday for the annual AgConnectWA conference.

Formerly called WA Young Farmers, AgConnectWA aims to connect, represent and provide support to young people in the agricultural industry.

It is an extension of farm advocacy group WAFarmers and is made up of an eight-person volunteer committee.

Guests listened to a line-up of speakers, including delegates from CBH, WAFarmers, Hi-Tech Ag Solutions, WA Education Department, and more.

The conference also included the organisation’s annual general meeting, where Southern Cross farmer Henry Gratte was named president.

Brett South was named vice president. The new general committee members are Geoff Dwyer, Tiffany Davey, Lucy Morris, Tom Lamond, Tom Curnow and Lavinia Wehr.

Full reports in this week’s Countryman.

Chayce Creedy, Stew McKenzie and Brett South.
Camera IconChayce Creedy, Stew McKenzie and Brett South. Credit: Cally Dupe
Jordan Dwyer, Callum Watt and Henry Gratte.
Camera IconJordan Dwyer, Callum Watt and Henry Gratte. Credit: Cally Dupe
Kim Jones and Miranda Wallace.
Camera IconKim Jones and Miranda Wallace. Credit: Cally Dupe
Amanda Abou Rjeily and Alan Fethers.
Camera IconAmanda Abou Rjeily and Alan Fethers. Credit: Cally Dupe
Tristian Clarke, Jarvis Brown, Henry Brown and Taran Becker.
Camera IconTristian Clarke, Jarvis Brown, Henry Brown and Taran Becker. Credit: Cally Dupe

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