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Despite a popular perception that Australian agriculture is facing an 'age crisis', a recent study has found that Australia has a younger farming population compared with all but one other developed country - New Zealand... The study, funded by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), also found that while the proportion of growers under 35 years of age had fallen by 75 per cent over the past 40 years, most growers under 35 were on the larger farms that produced the bulk of Australia's farm production... The study found that the main factor behind the fall in the percentage of growers under 35 has been the decreasing number of farms due to farm aggregation, leaving fewer opportunities for younger people to enter agriculture...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
When I review the assets relating to agriculture it was easy to get finance on the depreciating assets like machinery but when looking to purchase cows or land it required more of a deposit and security backing... For a more accurate and balanced measurement of the age of our farmer population we should use the ratio of farmers less than 35 years of age compared to farmers older than 55... The objective of the report is to investigate what other countries do to assist their young farmers gain an asset in agriculture and to then formulate a financial model using the information gained to implement a program for Australia...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Despite a popular perception that Australian agriculture is facing an 'age crisis', a recent study has found that Australia has a younger farming population compared with all but one other developed country - New Zealand... The study, funded by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), also found that while the proportion of growers under 35 years of age had fallen by 75 per cent over the past 40 years, most growers under 35 were on the larger farms that produced the bulk of Australia's farm production... The study found that the main factor behind the fall in the percentage of growers under 35 has been the decreasing number of farms due to farm aggregation, leaving fewer opportunities for younger people to enter agriculture...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I believe there is a place for militant action in all organisations so long as it is law abiding and it has an excellent public relations campaign that delivers a clear message about why farmers are protesting... I believe that a better measure is the willingness of the membership to pay for their representation, general public perception of the industry and the level to which government and industry approach the organisation for opinions and information... I believe that the keys to successful Australian farmer representation include; making sure that farmers are adopting the world's best environment and production practices, that they are proactive in promoting their industry, that total division should be avoided when justifiable dissent occurs and that farmers are prepared to value memberships as an investment in their future not as an annual cost...
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