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We need the Next Generation

5 July 2022

Are you passionate about the agricultural industry, regional innovation, drought resilience and sustainability? 

We are currently on the hunt for eight people between the ages of 18 and 40 to be part of our Next Generation Council. This advisory body will guide the Hub on its engagement with young producers, advisors and community members. 

As a member of the Next Generation Council, you will be involved in ensuring the latest information and innovations reach your industries and communities, identifying future project ideas and concepts, and participation with an engaged peer group, keen to transform the future of regional New South Wales and Queensland. 

Our Hub is funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund, and our mission is to help producers and their communities grow resilience and capacity in managing climate variability through innovation, collaboration and building capacity and capability. 

We’re looking for ways to help our communities transform and thrive into the future. The Hub is looking forward - to what the communities, landscapes and people of Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales will need to be, to adapt to a changing climate, ever-increasing agricultural innovation, and community challenges. We will: 

  • be innovative, showcasing the extension and adoption of agtech, soils knowledge and practice change information 
  • collaborate with service providers, business partners, producers’ groups 
  • build capacity and capability with producers, communities and within the Hub itself. 

Who are we looking for to help us do that?  

Primary producers, tech founders, research and TAFE students, and First Nations community members. 

What will you need to do? 

Help us make sure we’re:  

  • making appropriate decisions for the next generation of stakeholders 
  • identifying the key issues for producers in the 18-40-year-old age group and where possible, drive change and deliver positive outcomes for this demographic 
  • raising awareness within the SQNNSW Innovation Hub of what matters and what are the challenges for the next generation. 

If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter and a short CV (two-page limit) addressing the following criteria: 

  • a short overview of what drives your passion for the industry 
  • your career path in agriculture to date/ broader work experience 
  • what you think you can bring to the role 
  • other interests, including previous board/committee experience. 

Applications close Monday 11 July 2022. Please email your application to