WOMEN IN AG: Lexi Fitzgerald and Madie Moloney at the Burnett Inland's Women in Ag Day in Durong earlier this year.
WOMEN IN AG: Lexi Fitzgerald and Madie Moloney at the Burnett Inland's Women in Ag Day in Durong earlier this year. Jessica McGrath

Youth committee searches for women passionate about ag

YOUNG women passionate about agriculture are encouraged to apply for a position in the inaugural AWiA Youth Committee.

Australian Women in Agriculture (AWiA) youth committee members will have the opportunity to network and seek mentorship while having a positive impact on the next generation of women in the field.

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Seven young women will be selected to be part of the inaugural youth committee.

They will be required to commit to developing AwIA Youth for two years.

The committee will be overseen and chaired by the AWiA youth development officer and the committee will meet monthly via teleconference.

Members need to be under the age of 30 and will engage with young people at events such as field days, university O weeks, agriculture events and agricultural shows.

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The members of the youth committee must demonstrate a passion for the agriculture industry, a desire to encourage youth in agriculture and have a demonstrated ability for leadership and teamwork.

The roles and responsibilities of each committee member are to find and participate in at least two opportunities to engage with youth as a representative of AWiA each year.

They will also brainstorm ideas for youth and community engagement and to represent AWiA in a professional manner.

Applicants must also be a youth or student member of AWiA.

To apply, click here, or for more details visit the Australian Women in Agriculture Facebook page.