Young farmers to establish network in region

Young farmers unite to establish network of rural professionals in the region.
Young farmers unite to establish network of rural professionals in the region.

The Goulburn Show Society in partnership with a group of young farmers in the region will organise the inaugural Goulburn Station Day Challenge and Dog High Jump competition next month.

Activities will include a single dog, two-dog team and high jump entrants. Organiser Matt Sheehy said the day will also be an opportunity to raise money and bring together young, like-minded rural professionals like never before.

The 26-year-old Goulburn sheep and cattle worker said there was a need for regular discussions and idea sharing.

“NextGen is a subgroup of the Show Society and will hopefully get the ball rolling,” he said. “The vision is to create the best platform to support young guys and girls.” 

Mr Sheehy, will be joined by Sam Brown, Tara Smith and Kim Sykes to compete in the Young Farmers Challenge, a national competition at the Royal Melbourne Show on September 23.

This is the first time a team from the region has progressed to test their agricultural skills on a national level. This is also the second year young farmers from the region have won the state competition.

“This was the motivation and drive to start the group, to recognise the people of that calibre in the town” he said. 

The Goulburn Station Day will be held on September 2 at the Showgrounds. Entry is free. Food and drinks will be available. 

For more information call Matt on 0429 129 942.