MEDIA RELEASE: Australian Fodder Industry Association
DATE: Tuesday 25 2014
Fodder Industry Looks to the Next Generation
The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) is inviting young people from all sectors of agriculture to come and learn about Australia’s export hay industry at the Gen Ag BBQ in Kapunda SA on Friday 7 March.
.“Gen Ag is AFIA’s network of young people with an interest in the fodder industry” said Darren Keating, AFIA Executive Officer. “In the past Gen Ag has hosted fodder tours and workshops, and maintains a Facebook page targeted at the next generation of fodder farmers.”
“In 2014 AFIA will continue to provide young people with some insight to what the fodder industry is about through events like the Gen Ag BBQ in Kapunda,” Mr Keating said.
The Gen Ag BBQ in Kapunda will give attendees insight to Australia’s export hay markets with a presentation from Corey Ryan of JT Johnsons, advice from experienced local hay grower Tom Shanahan and include a tour through the JT Johnsons export hay facility.
“The fodder industry is a quiet achiever in Australian agriculture. The sector has seen good growth over the past few years and we think this is set to continue” Mr Keating continued.
“There are plenty of opportunities for young people to get involved in the fodder industry. The Gen Ag BBQ at Kapunda is a great way to explore some of those opportunities, and network with other likeminded people” concluded Mr Keating.
The Gen Ag BBQ will commence at 10.30am on Friday 7 March and includes a free BBQ lunch at JT Johnsons export hay facility in Kapunda. The BBQ will conclude at 1pm and all guests are encouraged to head over to Angaston to participate in the Barossa Youth in Ag Agtastic Conference.