Beechworth farmers call for more young Australians in agriculture

Victoria Ellis
By Victoria Ellis
January 15 2022 - 5:00pm
HELP NEEDED: Beechworth farmers Gamila MacRury and Mark Walpole with dog, Liz. Pictures: MARK JESSER

Two North East producers have lamented the shortage of young Australian's interested in farm labour work and the over reliance of the horticulture industry on foreign workers.

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Victoria Ellis

Victoria Ellis grew up on the Border and loves reporting for her home community. She is a University of Wollongong Journalism graduate. In 2018 Victoria was awarded the Bruce Gordon Scholarship for Journalism and completed a 10 week internship with WIN News Illawarra. In 2019 she was awarded The Border Mail's Cameron Thompson Scholarship, where she completed a three week internship, before taking up ongoing employment in 2021.

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