What is Rural Youth?
Rural Youth is a group of people aged between 15 and 30 years coming together to make friends, learn skills and work towards growing rural Tasmania.
Not all members live or work on farms. In many instances the only thing members have in common is that they are young people interested in developing themselves, meeting new people and having fun.
You may be shy or outgoing; a leader or a follower; a farmer, mechanic, retail assistant, hair dresser, or teacher, it doesn’t matter – there is a place for you in Rural Youth!
Each member joins a club in their region. Each club is different and could range from 8 to 50 members. Clubs usually meet once a month where you will have full voting rights on any decision made in the club. You can share your ideas for club events or fundraising, or even activities your club want to host for the other Rural Youth clubs.
What opportunities are there?
- Training (eg. Advanced driver training, forklift licence, RSA)
- Interstate and international study tours
- Leadership and mentoring
- Individual and Team competitions
- Young Farmer of the Year Competition
How do I join?
How can I get involved with volunteering at Agfest?
All of the volunteers at Agfest are Rural Youth Members, simply fill out an interested membership form and they will send you some more information.
Source: Rural Youth Tasmania