Welcome to the YAPs Network

Young Agribusiness Professionals (YAPs) is a network for the next generation of food and fibre leaders and decision makers.

Established in 2006, the YAPs division of the Victorian Farmers Federation is focused on 18-35 year olds involved or interested in agriculture or agribusiness.

We provide our members with personal development, career growth and network development opportunities, with the intention of better securing the future of Australia's agricultural sustainability and profitability.

We know that by bringing young people together we not only create an opportunity share knowledge and expertise, but also foster innovation and excellence. This is vital for the next generation to be able rise to the challenge of doubling Australian food and fibre production in less than two decades.

We also know that modern agriculture is becoming more and more complex, which is why we're doing everything we can to ensure that young people have all the resources they need to succeed. This means that we are running social and professional development events across Victoria; we're centralising information and opportunities for training and skill development; and we're working closely with State and Federal Governments to ensure our young farmers and ag-professionals have a voice in the future of Australian agriculture.

We have members from all facets of the industry: big farms, small farms, bankers, scientists, processors, exporters, traders, students. It doesn't matter what you do, if you're passionate about agriculture or agribusiness, now is the time to get involved in YAPs.

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Latest YAPs News

  • VFF defends right to farm  

    THOUSANDS of Victorian farmers are at risk of being forced to apply for planning permits to keep producing food and fibre.
  • Farmers launch China-Australia FTA regional roadshow  

    THE United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) and the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) together with the Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) will next week launch a state-wide roadshow to highlight the importance of ratifying the China- Australia Free Trade