Young Agribusiness Professionals

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!

Join the conversation via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or for more information email

Click here to download the YAPs membership form! Alternatively, complete the Expression of Interest form and our membership team will be in touch to discuss your needs.

Download and print the membership form above and return to the VFF via email: or post: Level 5, 24 Collins St Melbourne 3000.   


Latest YAPs News

  • Young ag professionals get career boost 

    YOUNG agribusiness professionals in the Goulburn Broken region who are looking to challenge themselves and bring their farm business goals into reality are being encouraged to participate in an accredited short course that aims to kick start their ca
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