AgConnectWA

Engage, connect, represent, educate, listen, advocate and support.

The aim of AgConnectWA is to engage, connect, represent, educate, listen, advocate and support young people throughout the agricultural industry and communities, in order to address challenges they face, and harness opportunities that are available to them.

AgConnectWA recognises that in addition to young farmers, there is a myriad of young people in rural, regional and metropolitan areas with a passion for agriculture and progressing rural communities.

Each year, AgConnectWA conducts several events that aim to bring together young people to form long lasting friendships and to provide advice and assistance relating to the agricultural industry.

Membership for AgConnectWA costs $65 and gives you access to a wide range of benefits and expert information.

For more information contact WAFarmers on (08) 9486 2100 or email AgConenctWA Executive Officer Shannen Barrett on [email protected]

AgConnectWA events:

  • Annual cocktail party
  • Regional tours
  • Annual General Meeting and Conference
  • Professional Development and networking events
    (both metro and regional)
  • And so much more… tell us what you want to do!

UPCOMING EVENTS

BBQ in the Bush

Friday 19th July 2019

AgConnectWA is currently a free events for anyone involved in the agriculture industry or living in a regional community and looking for an excuse to catch up and network 🌾. AgConnectWA’s ultimate goal for the BBQs is to break the barrier of isolation for those in our regional communities. Just simply an excuse to catch up!

These BBQ’s in the Bush will be carried out throughout the state over the next year for everyone to learn more about AgConnectWA, the members and the committee as well as allowing the youth in each community to get together. We welcome anyone who is from the areas or surroundings to come down for a beer.

Our next BBQ in Bush is in Moorine Rock in the eastern wheatbelt and we invite everyone to attend. The more, the merrier and we can’t wait to see you there! There will be a small tab & nibbles provided, with meals available from the pub. Live music and good company!!

Jump over to our Facebook and click ‘attending’ so we know how many to cater for, or alternatively shoot us an email and let us know you are coming!

AgConnectWA Annual Forum

Friday 9th August 2019

Join us for the AgConnectWA Annual Forum on Friday 9 August in the Basement at FLUX, followed by a networking sundowner at the roof top bar at Prine Lane.

More details about speakers to follow but expect an afternoon jam packed with interesting speakers, learning about what’s happening in the Western Australian ag space and what the future holds for the primary industries sector.

The AgConnectWA Forum offers fantastic networking opportunities for young farmers, agri-professionals and anyone with a vested inetrest in agriculture to come together to learn the latest happening across sector and network with like-minded people.

The Forum will also include the AgConnectWA Annual General Meeting where the 2019-20 committee members will be announced.
Grab your tickets here.

Key Achievements:

  • The launch of a quick response codes initiative to direct shoppers to a mobile phone enabled website which contains information about production processes, farm case studies and Australian farm gate prices.
  • AgConnectWA represented Western Australia at the Youth Agricultural Central event hosted by the Future Farmers Network in Canberra.
  • Innovation Generation – partnered with GrainGrowers for this annual event, held in Perth in 2016. This was the first time that GrainGrowers have partnered with anyone for the event.
  • Rural Roots to City Suits – AgConnectWA hosted this event with PerthYp, which saw Wesfarmers CEO Richard Goyder speak about bridging the rural-city divide.
  • Agricultural Mock Parliament – AgConnectWA coordinated a Mock Parliament at the Perth Legislative Assembly Chamber which saw the Young Nationals, Young Liberals, Young Greens and Young Labor teams and political representatives debate on four key issues important to our members: GMOs, agricultural education and training facilities, live export and foreign ownership.

COMMITTEE

Henry Gratte

President

Brett South

Vice President

Tiffany Davey

Committee Member

Geoffrey Dwyer

Committee Member

Lucy Morris

Committee Member

Livinia Weir

Committee Member

Tom Curnow

Committee Member

Tom Lamond

Committee Member

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