Young Farmers Association

It was a pleasure to meet with representatives of the Young Farmers Association.  The group raised issues about the future of farming in NSW and discussed concerns about coal seam gas, corporate buy up of farms and the loss of community.  The meeting also provided an opportunity to discuss areas of interest including the food security, the growth of the organic agriculture sector and the management of  biodiversity.  I informed them about the success on the far north coast of biodiversity and farming land management practices, community support for farmers markets and my experience of being on the Ministerial Advisory Council for Organic Agriculture.