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Are you an AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023 Future Young Leader?

Applications for the AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023 Future Young Leaders program are now open for 18 to 30-year-olds from Australia and New Zealand.

Designed to build the capacity of emerging thought leaders while providing the opportunity to share their stories, passions and research for agriculture, the program will see seven Future Young Leaders selected, with one voted in through a People’s Choice voting period.

All seven Future Young Leaders will have the opportunity to work with an industry professional as their mentor, refining their idea and presentation in the lead up to the evokeAG. 2023 ‘Down to Earth’ event, on 21-22 February 2023 in Adelaide.

The scenario potential leaders must address in their application is: “You are standing on the main stage at evokeAG. 2023 in Adelaide in front of 1,500 agrifood innovation enthusiasts from around the globe – what do you want to say to them to capture their attention and create impact?”

AgriFutures Australia, General Manager Communications and Capacity Building, Belinda Allitt said while it was a big question, it’s one she thinks young agricultural leaders are up to the task of answering.

“We know that there’s an abundance of young, passionate individuals across Australia and New Zealand who are motivated to deliver, develop, adopt and export our agrifood innovations to the world,” said Belinda.

“The AgriFutures evokeAG. Future Young Leaders program gives them a platform to come forward and share their views, ideas, stories, passions, and research relating to food, agriculture and innovation.

“AgriFutures Australia is incredibly proud to facilitate the program and we are very much looking forward to having the seven leaders for the 2023 program announced later this year.”

The 2023 cohort will receive one delegate ticket to attend the event as an evokeAG. ambassador where they will have the opportunity to network, capacity build and highlight their idea in front of an audience on the main stage.

This will be followed by an exclusive ‘Future Young Leaders Evening’ aimed at facilitating conversations and connections between their cohort, partners, and key stakeholders.

Applications to the AgriFutures evokeAG. 2023 Future Young Leaders Program close on Sunday, 3 July.

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