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Future Young Leaders Program

Applications to become a Future Young Leader have now closed. We look forward to introducing you to the 2024 Future Young Leaders in due course.

The 2024 Future Young Leaders program will see five emerging leaders in agrifood, innovation and related industries build their capabilities, skills, confidence and networks, to ultimately present their key message, innovations or research project on an evokeAG. 2024 stage in Perth, Western Australia.

Working with an industry professional, participants will receive in depth mentoring before, during and post the evokeAG. 2024 event, receiving a bursary post-event to further support their goals. This is an exceptional opportunity to meet like-minded people, cement yourself as a young leader in the industry and contribute to the future of Australian rural industries and the value chain.

Malkah Lara-Muckenschnabl leans against the wall of the ACC at evokeAG 2023

About the program

The 2024 evokeAG. Future Young Leaders Program is designed to build the capacity and capability of Australian, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region’s future and emerging leaders, who are dedicated to the continuous improvement and prosperity of Australian agriculture and its value chain.

The program provides a platform for participants to share their innovations and research projects and demonstrate their passion for Australian agrifood innovation.

The program is dedicated to ensuring Australia is a leader in accessing and adopting, as well as developing and exporting, agrifood technologies and innovation, and recognising the role that young leaders play in supporting this.

Future Young Leader Josie Clarke presenting on stage at evokeAG 2023


Five successful applicants (between the ages of 18 and 30) will form the 2024 cohort, receiving presentation-based mentoring from an industry professional and developing a strategy to achieve their goals at evokeAG. 2024.

The mentor will work with the cohort to workshop their key messages, innovation, or research, determining a clear goal, and encouraging them to utilise the evokeAG. platform to showcase themselves and what they are trying to achieve.

Their post-event strategic planning with the mentor will be accompanied by a final targeted placement or learning and development opportunity.



Future Young Leader Matt Anderson sitting at a table in front of his laptop

Your pitch

This year, potential leaders are asked to answer the following question in a 60 second video pitch: 

“What is your exceptional edge and how are you using this edge to contribute to the future of our Australian rural communities, innovation or research?”

Future Young Leader Amy Ferguson on a rock at home in a paddock

What makes you a Future Young Leader?

  • Commitment: Leaders who are committed to Australian rural communities, their sustainability and advancement and are invested in the prosperity of agrifood innovation and related industries. 
  • Drive: Leaders who are motivated to promote a sustainable and innovative future for Australian agriculture and its industries, and are already taking steps to achieve this, whether that be through a research project, innovative development, or community initiative.  
  • Aspiration: Leaders who are ready for the opportunity to build their capacity, network and grow their ideas as individuals with an ‘exceptional edge’.  

What will you receive?

  1. 1x delegate ticket to the evokeAG. 2024 Exceptional Edge event held February 20-21, 2024, in Perth, Western Australia

  2. Targeted mentoring from an industry professional to develop your presentation skills, refine your ideas, research, or innovation, develop a strategic plan to achieve your goals and build your confidence as a leader.

  3. A bursary of $3,000 to be put towards a professional development opportunity that aligns with your strategic plan.

  4. Travel, accommodation, and transfers for attendance of the evokeAG. 2024 event.

  5. Unrivalled exposure to networking and capacity building opportunities as you showcase your exceptional edge in front of an audience of over 1500 delegates from across the globe.

  6. Facilitation of meaningful conversations and connections between your cohort of Future Young Leaders, Partners, Key Stakeholders, and industry professionals.

EDITED: Isaac Mayer on stage at evokeAG 2023


  • Applications open – Monday, 7 August 2023 
  • Applications close – Monday, 4 September 2023 
  • Selections confirmed – Tuesday, 19 September 2023 
  • Pre & post event mentoring – October 2023 – February 2024 and February 2024 – April 2024
  • evokeAG. 2024 – 20 -21 February 2024 
  • Professional development – April 2024 – October 2024

Applicants must be aged between 18 – 30 years (as of 31, December 2024) and a citizen or permanent resident in Australia, New Zealand or the Asia Pacific. To check your eligibility please read the Future Young Leaders Terms and Conditions 

Jack Cresswell in the foyer of evokeAG 2023

Looking to sponsor our 2024 Future Young Leaders?

Do you or your company want to be involved in evokeAG. 2024 and are interested in supporting the next generation of young leaders in agrifood innovation and related insutries?

Contact our Stakeholder Manager, Clancy Pattinson at clancy.patt[email protected] to become the next sponsor of the evokeAG. Future Young Leaders Program.

Future Young Leaders cohort in front of the evokeAG sign at evokeAG 2023

Add it to your calendar!

If you have any further questions about the application process or Future Young Leaders program, please contact the program lead Emily Jones at [email protected] 

Josie Clarke in a field of Canola

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