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Jo Newton

Dr Jo Newton

Dr Jo Newton is a young research geneticist working with the dairy industry who selflessly inspires others to pursue careers in agriculture. Eight years ago she founded the Farming Futures Project at the University of New England – a careers fair showcasing agricultural opportunities, and today she mentors young scientists and visits schools to encourage students to realise their own agricultural journey. She has been recognised with the 2017 Dairy Research Foundation Symposium’s Emerging Scientists Award and the 2018 Endeavour Research Fellowship. Jo is regularly invited to speak about her passion and through her leadership and drive is paving the way for others.

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Anika Molesworth

ANIKA MOLESWORTH

Anika Molesworth is the Australian Young Farmer of the Year and a global campaigner for equity for farmers in Australia and developing countries and a passionate advocate for Climate Change action.
“Gen Y is an exciting generation— we have entrepreneurial flair, innovative spirit, and a desire to better the lives of those around us and across the globe. We have the capabilities and energy to revolutionize the face of food and fibre production to ensure a thriving sustainable future.
We need a seat at the decision table to shake up the system, share our ideas, and help create the bright future everyone deserves.”

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Geoff Birchnell

GEOFF BIRCHNELL

Geoff Birchnell is an award winning farmer and global agribusiness entrepreneur providing exciting and innovative opportunities for Australian farmers to sell their products directly into the Asian marketplace.
“I am driven by the desire to provide the opportunity for individual Australian farmers to provide their product to the world. To create a unique one to one relationship between consumers around the world & Australian producers, engaging them with the back story and the essence of where their food comes from.”

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