Laura Phelps has an ever-evolving and non-traditional career. She has worked with developing nations, pork producer groups and farming organisations and is now with the Federal Government in Canberra covering anything from international policy development to agricultural communications. “Most people imagine working in agriculture as working with animals or as a farmer. My role is often behind the scenes, developing projects which actively contribute to better policy and trade outcomes for all aspects of agriculture. It’s confusing and often hard to explain but it’s exciting work.” Laura has experienced firsthand the benefits of being involved with Young Farming Champions. “The skills I have learnt at various stages have set me up personally and professionally and, while I am still learning and developing, I think it is important to remain involved so others have access to the same opportunities. This is why I have volunteered for the Youth Voices Team.”
To learn more about Laura, connect with her on LinkedIn.