Albany / Mount Barker Young Farmer field Day Announced
The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) announced yesterday at the
WAFarmers CBH Group Young Farmer Section conference that an Albany/Mount Barker Young
Farmer Field Day will be held on Friday July 11, 2008.
The event will be held at Plantagenet Hotel, Lowood Road, Mount Barker, from 8:30am to 5:30pm,
followed by a Sundowner.
Mietta Skinner, WAFarmers Albany Zone Coordinator and newly elected WAFarmers Young Farmer
Section President, said that the event is open to all young farmers aged 18 to 40.
â€œThe Young Farmers Field Day will provide a fantastic opportunity for young farmers to interact and
network with each other in an environment conducive to learning.
â€œThe day will include a â€˜behind the scenesâ€™ tour of the CBH Groupâ€™s facilities and a tour of the
â€œYoung farmers will also hear ways to improve their livestock quality and explore what happens at
the Department of Agriculture and Food WAâ€™s Animal Health Labs,â€ said Mrs Skinner.
WAFarmers held a successful Young Farmer Field Day in Esperance in 2007, with around 50 of the
regionâ€™s young farmers participating.
â€œWAFarmers is keen to provide events tailored to the needs of the next generation of farmers and
an environment where young farmers donâ€™t feel intimidated to ask questions.
â€œAll young people from rural WA are encouraged to attend the free event,â€ concluded Mrs Skinner.
Registration for the WAFarmers Albany/Mount Barker Young Farmer Field Day is essential. To
register, young farmers and other young industry participants should contact Mrs Mietta Skinner on
(08) 9854 1080 or email email@example.com by June 27, 2008.