A greener future – Demographic specific programs

Working in agriculture is for everyone. The following programs, often established by companies and organisations in agriculture, support the sector employing under-represented demographics  and those with special challenges.

Autism and Agriculture

An initiative of SunPork Farms to employ autistic adults in specialist animal care roles.

Friendly Nation Initiative 

A program run by the NFF and Migration Council of Australia which aims to connect farmers with refugees looking for work in agriculture.

Clontarf Foundation

A mentoring program for Indigenous male school students. Upon completion of the programme, graduates are helped to find employment.

Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association Real Jobs Program

Recruits, trains and places up to 30 young Indigenous people annually in pastoral industry jobs.

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council Agricultural Training

Cherbourg Council encourages Aboriginal youth to attain experience and qualifications in agriculture while assisting with the running of the Council farm.

Click here for more information on grassroots initiatives to build and retain Australia’s domestic farm workforce. 

Emily Simpson

Emily Simpson

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