Riverine Plains Youth in Ag Program: Cultivate & Connect

On Thursday 27 July, Riverine Plains will host the Cultivate & Connect event as part of the 2023 Riverine Plains Youth in Ag Program.

The day will include a farm visit and agribusiness tour, as well as a mentoring workshop and lunch at The Pavilion Restaurant (Buller Wines), Rutherglen.

Cultivate & Connect has been planned with youth in mind and is designed to showcase new products and practices across the region, as well as provide opportunities for networking and learning.

Riverine Plains Project Officer and Cultivate & Connect organiser, Rhiannan McPhee, said that the event follows the successful Youth in Ag Dinner, which saw 85 young people across the region come together for a night of networking and fun.

“At Riverine Plains, we are passionate about the next generation and Cultivate & Connect will maintain the Youth in Ag Program’s focus on establishing strong connections across the industry through learning and networking,” she added.

The day will include a visit to a Yarrawonga farm and will feature insightful discussions with the owners and their agronomist, as well as a trial site visit. Following this, the group will head to Baker Seeds in Rutherglen for a facility tour.

A gourmet lunch at Buller Wines’ The Pavillion Restaurant will provide networking opportunities with peers and industry experts.

This will be followed by a structured mentoring session and panel discussion with an experienced group of industry experts, including Rabobank’s Head of Client Sustainability, Crawford Taylor, the Chair of the Victorian Agriculture & Climate Change Council, Alexandra Gartmann, Elder’s State General Manager of Victoria/Riverina, Brendan Rinaldi, as well as the Member for Nicholls, Sam Birrell.

Cultivate & Connect provides a great opportunity to connect with young people in the region who have an interest in agriculture.

The cost is $40 for members and $60 for non-members (includes bus transfer from Yarrawonga, Albury or Corowa). Tickets sales close Thursday 6 July at 5pm. More information about the program and mentors is available here.

The Riverine Plains Youth in Ag Program is supported by Program partners Corteva Agriscience and Elders Rural Services, Elders Shepparton, Elders Yarrawonga and Elders Albury.