The Young Agricultural Professionals Network (YAPN) was established in March 2017 by Rural Youth and Tasmanian Women in Agriculture. YAPN was developed with the purpose of “building networks within industry through conversation and education” & provide like minded young agricultural professionals the opportunity to discuss and unravel the issues specific to their demographic and/or career.
The group is a networking and personal development group for young agricultural professionals from 18-35 year olds.
YAPN holds 6 formal events a year across the State on relevant topics such as Agtech, Finance, Communications and Negotiation. With regular informal networking events in local areas.
Members are made up of students, advisors, government, accountants, farmers, bankers, fisherman, foresters, retail and manufacturing.
The purpose of the group is to connect like minded individuals that share the same passion - Agriculture. The platform to develop networks and conversations through education and development opportunities was created to connect those young people in the industry that might feel isolated due to the nature of their careers and the segmentation of the industry. The group is set up to allow for business connections to be made, identifying education and development opportunities and personal growth through network expansion.
If you are interested you can join up as a member at yapn.com.au or follow us on twitter @YoungAgNetwork or Facebook.
2017 is our first year and we welcome suggestions on events and discussion groups that the network desires to ensure we deliver the best outcomes to our members and the industry.