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Welcome from the State President of Rural Youth Tasmania

Welcome, thanks for stopping by for a look at Rural Youth!

 My name is Joshua Mison, proudly State President of Rural Youth Tasmania.

Originally from the New South Wales Hunter Valley Wine Region, my young family and I moved to Tasmania in 2015, more specifically King Island where I first become aware and interested in Rural Youth. A short while later I became a member of this great organisation and established the King Island Rural Youth Club. 

Transitioning to the big Island I became more heavily involved in Rural Youth activities, attending as many meetings, events and get-togethers as possible, fully immersing in the Rural Youth experience. From knowing no-one to forging lifelong friendships state-wide, to building great business and community contacts, furthering my career aspirations. Rural Youth has really offered it all.

‘Friends, Fun, Training and Travel’ This is the motto Rural Youth and its members live by.

From day one you are welcomed like family, supported and cared, for building rock solid friendships and relationships with likeminded people from all across the state.

Events and get togethers are always great fun, interclub events are especially fun to get involved in as well as other open events like the prestigious Young Farmer of the Year Competition which offers over $40,000 in prizes and training - after all who doesn’t love a bit of healthy competition!

Rural Youth has been providing the opportunity to learn great skills and to develop personally for many years through Leadership and Committee roles, many of these through the well-known Agfest event.

Each role within the organisation provides a unique set of challenges, learning opportunities and   training that keep our members engaged and prepared for the future.

While in recent years travel has become far more challenging, traditionally our members have many opportunities to engage with national and international organisations similar to Rural Youth through our Study Tours Program. These involve international exchange to countries like the UK, Canada and Switzerland, as well as experiences more locally, through to the Young Endeavor Program and many others.

Rural Youth Tasmania has a vision to Connect, Develop and Celebrate Young Tasmanians within their local communities.

With dedicated clubs based all over the state we can achieve such a vision. Rural Youth members are actively participating in the growth and development of local events, fundraisers and the communities they live in. Rural Youth backs it members through Leadership and Development programs as well as other learning opportunities through training grants.

If you are aged between 15-30, becoming a Rural Youth member could change your life, I know it has certainly changed mine!

Rural Youth has something for everyone and best of all you don’t have to be rural to be Rural! It doesn’t matter if you’re from the country, the city or outer space, you’re welcome in Rural Youth!

Josh Mison

2021 State President