The Aussie delegates will head overseas to Kathmandu, Nepal, for the training program.
The Aussie delegates will head overseas to Kathmandu, Nepal, for the training program. Warren Lynam

Represent Aussie farmers at overseas biosecurity course

FARMERS who are passionate about travelling and biosecurity have a unique opportunity.

The Future Farmers Network is recruiting four members to participate in the Foot and Mouth Disease real-time training program in Nepal.

The course will be delivered in Nepal by the European Commission for the Control of Foot and Mouth Disease.

The delegates will attend the course in Kathmandu, which will focus on foot and mouth disease lesion recognition and ageing, sampling capabilities, field epidemiological investigations and developing advice on local response measures.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is open to financial members of the Future Farmers Network who are actively working in the farming industry and see a large number of livestock in their work.

They will be expected to share their learning with stakeholders after the course, such as farmers, veterinarians and industry bodies.

The applicants should also have experience conducting presentations and workshops and other public speaking, social media and developing communication materials.

They will also be required to record a two-minute video addressing why Australia needs to invest in biosecurity and foot and mouth disease training.

The four placements will be funded by the Australian Government's Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, with two delegates attending the course from November 25-29 and two from December 2-6.

The funding will include course fees and in-country costs, airport transfers, accommodation, meals, training materials, personal protective equipment and disinfectants.

For more information or to apply by 5pm Friday, August 23, visit futurefarmers.com.au.