Riverine Plains hosts Youth in Ag Dinner at Yarrawonga on 24 March

9 March 2023

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Riverine Plains hosts Youth in Ag Dinner

Riverine Plains is hosting a Youth in Ag Dinner at The Sebel Yarrawonga on Friday 24 March, 2023.

Riverine Plains Project Officer and event organiser, Ms Rhiannan McPhee, said that the dinner was a great opportunity for young farmers, students and industry professionals to get together and connect with like-minded people in agriculture.

“We had terrific feedback about last year’s event and the night was such a huge success that we knew we had to run another one this year,” said Ms McPhee.

Riverine Plains is investing in the future of youth and agriculture in the region and this event will have a focus on networking to establish strong connections across the industry.

“As well as providing members and non-members with opportunities to connect in the community, it’s also going to be a really fun night that we are all really looking forward to,” added Ms McPhee.

Riverine Plains will also be introducing the 2022 John Hanrahan Scholarship, Uncle Tobys Scholarship and Corteva Agriscience Scholarship recipients at the dinner.

The event is supported by Riverine Plains Youth in Ag Partners, Elders and Corteva Agriscience.

“Elders and Corteva Agriscience have shown great belief and confidence in our vision for the Youth in Ag Dinner and we are extremely grateful for the support of both organisations in enabling the event to go ahead,” said Ms McPhee.

Lach Boyd, Elders Riverina Area Manager, said that Elders has been a great supporter of the Riverine Plains group for a number of years.

“We are always eager to support the next generation of agricultural professionals coming through the system, so when the opportunity arose to partner with Riverine Plains’ Youth in Ag program we jumped at the chance — we’ve also had huge interest from emerging leaders within the Elders team across Victoria and NSW, who are all very excited to attend the event,” he added.

Corteva Agriscience Australia and New Zealand Marketing Director, Dan Dixon, said that Riverine Plains support for growers in the region has always been important for agriculture and for Corteva Agriscience.

“Our focus on sustainable agricultural solutions aims to support the current and future generations of growers and advisors — we know that Riverine Plains shares this vision and we are proud to support the Youth in Ag partnership for this vital agricultural region” he said.

The Riverine Plains Youth in Ag dinner will be held from 6–11pm on Friday 24 March, 2023 at The Sebel, Yarrawonga. Tickets cost $50 (Riverine Plains members $40 via a discount code) and includes a complimentary drink from Squires Winery, two course dinner and entertainment. Ticket sales close 5pm, 14 March, 2023.

Riverine Plains is passionate about the next generation and are pleased to be hosting events that youth in our region are excited to attend.

“This is the first of several events in the Riverine Plains 2023 Youth in Ag program, with a Youth in Ag Mentoring Lunch and Field Tour also being planned, so keep an eye out for details in the near future,” added Ms McPhee.

Tickets to the Riverine Plains Youth in Ag Dinner can be purchased via www.riverineplains.org.au

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Riverine Plains Inc is an independent farming systems group specialising in farmer driven research and extension across north-east Victoria and southern New South Wales. For more information, or to become a member, please visit www.riverineplains.org.au

More Information or Interview:

Claudia Powell, Communications Manager, Riverine Plains (0499 402 943) or email claudia@riverineplains.org.au