Four young NSW ladies to join the Picture You in Ag Young Farming Champions, thanks to a sponsorship by Corteva Agriscience.
Corteva Agriscience are the sponsor of four Young Farming Champions (YFC), an initiative run by Picture You in Agriculture to identify youth ambassadors and future influencers working within the agriculture sector. The YFC promote positive images and perceptions of farming and engage in activities and innovative programs to get these messages across to wider audiences.
Dan Dixon, ANZ Marketing Director Corteva Agriscience says
“We are very excited to share with you that Corteva Agriscience has announced Emily May and Veronika Vicic as their scholarship winners to participate in the two-year Picture You in Agriculture (PYiA) Cultivate – Growing Young Leaders program.”
Veronika will join the program in the initial year where she will develop skills to advocate for agriculture while being mentored by a Young Farming Champion. As a young person who grew up in Sydney, Veronika only became aware of the exciting opportunities in the agriculture sector at university. Read more about Veronika here
Emily May shares a similar story, growing up in a non-farming family in the Hawkesbury district on the outskirts of Western Sydney, the peri-urban industry inspired her to work in Agriculture.
Emily has already completed her initial year with the program and is aiming to widen her horizons and take on a mentoring role for the next generation.
Read more about Emily here
“Corteva is excited to have two of our talented staff members as a part of this impressive program. The training and networking opportunities available will greatly enhance their skills and personal development, setting their professional careers up for the future. As a business we are looking to young agricultural professionals across all industries to help us tailor our solutions to address the challenges that growers, consumers and communities are facing now and how we can ensure progress for generations to come. The PYiA Cultivate Growing Young Leaders program aligns extremely well with our goals and aspirations.” Dan Dixon said.