New President for young ag group

AgConnectWA, WAFarmers’ group for young people with an interest in agriculture, elected a new President and Vice President at its annual conference, #GenerationforChange, on the weekend.

Kallum Blake of Katanning was elected to the position of President, with Katie Pole, from Larrawa Station near Fitzroy Crossing, elected as Vice President.

Mr Blake thanked the outgoing President, Andrew Whitelaw, for his dedication to connecting young people in the industry and said he was eager to continue the job.

“AgConnectWA is not just for farmers – it is for anyone with an interest in agriculture, whether they study it, work in the industry, or just want to meet like-minded people and build their networks,” he said.

“Our membership has been rapidly growing and the committee is looking forward to keeping that trend going.”

The group has held a number of interesting and educational events with a focus on professional development and networking in the past year, and is currently finalising a project funded by an ABC Heywire grant to educate consumers about the origins of their food.

Mr Blake encouraged anyone with an interest or stake in agriculture to join AgConnectWA to contribute to the future directions of WA agriculture. 

The conference was sponsored by Westpac Agribusiness and Agrimasters.

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All media requests must be directed to WAFarmers Marketing and Communications Officer Leslee Hall on (08) 9486 2100 or [email protected].

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