15 Feb 2012

Young find it tough to enter cropping industry

12:46 pm on 15 February 2012

Young people trying to enter the cropping industry are finding it tough going.

The Arable Research Foundation has received a surge of interest from young people over the past two years, in relation to all aspects of the cropping industry.

But chief executive Nick Pyke says it's tough for them because there's no direct route into the industry, such as in dairy where younger farmers can first become sharemilkers.

In response to that, he says established cropping farmers and the foundation are working together to help the newcomers.