Apply now for the young grower delegation - Applications close 13 February 2017

Thanks for you interest in applying to join the young grower delegation to China!

So why apply?

Hort Innovation, in collaboration with the National Farmers Federation, are giving young growers the chance to join a trade and export delegation to China. If you are interested in Australia / China relations and you are on your own leadership journey, participating in this delegation will give you extra experience and exposure to innovation in sustainable agriculture, trade and exports.

What do you get?

As the successful applicant you will get your flights and accommodation paid for by Hort Innovation. You will get to travel with the National Farmers Federation delegation, which includes other young people in ag.

In China, you will meet with research and development organisations that are at the cutting edge of sustainable, innovative agriculture, as well as meet Chinese farmers who are implementing novel technologies and practices every day.

During your stay in China, you will be able to share your experience on the Australian Farmers website, posting pictures and blog posts about your adventure.

Hort Innovation is offering this opportunity in collaboration with and support from the National Farmers Federation to connect young farmers, agronomists and scientists from both countries to share their ideas about our farming future.

If you have questions about the program or the selection process, please contact Sharyn Casey at Hort Innovation on (02) 8295 2379.

How do you apply?

Firstly, please carefully consider the eligibility criteria. If you meet all of the criteria you can move onto the application.


  • You must hold a current passport with at least six months validity on it from April 2017
  • You must be fit and able to travel between 25 March – 7 April 2017 (final itinerary TBC) 
  • The successful applicants will be contacted by 14 February 2017.

Young grower application form

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Eligibility criteria

Are you part of the Leadership Alumni?*

Are you a member of Hort Innovation?*

Are you 35 years old or under?*

If you want to become a member of Hort Innovation sign up here!


First name*






Please address each selection criteria

(Answers are restricted to 350 words)

What prior leadership experience do you have that makes you suitable to attend the delegation to China?*

Have you had experience in communicating with people from diverse backgrounds? Please provide an example*

How will you use this experience to further your own leadership journey?*

How will you share your skills and knowledge among other young growers? Please suggest how you would identify opportunities to pass on key learnings and communicate your experience to other young growers?*

Please provide name, email and phone number of one referee*

Hort Innovation may contact your referee to confirm your experience as part of the selection process

Please upload a copy of your passport here*

An email will be sent to your nominated address to confirm that we’ve received your application.


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