South Australian Agricultural Shows Next Generation Group

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Mission Statement:


To drive the participation, education and innovation in the South Australian Show Movement and local rural communities for young people involved and with and interest in South Australian rural enterprises, activities and lifestyles.

About Us:

The South Australian Agricultural Shows Next Generation Group is targeted at young males and females between 16 and 40 years og age living in South Australia.

The group has been established to:


Membership with Next Generation is open to young people aged between 16 and 40 years from South Australia.

12-month membership cost is $20.00 (GST inclusive), covering the financial year 1st July to 30th June.

>> Down the latest membership form



What's On:

>> 2019 Boots and Black Tie Ball - 27th of July 2019

 >> Find out more about our events on our Facebook page


Latest News:

>> Youth in agriculture in the spotlight at Adelaide Show- Media Release (28/08/2014)

>> Next Gen group gives voice to youth - Stock Journal (28/08/2014)

>>  New group kickstarts the next generation of country shows - Stock Journal Viewpoint (25/8/11)

>> Young farmers face off for challenge - ABC Riverland (12/8/11)

>> Next Generation takes over - Stock Journal (21/7/11)

>> Plan to save struggling shows - ABC West Coast SA (15/7/11)


Young Farmer Challenge


The Young Farmer Challenge originated in the eastern states of Australia as an initiative of the RAS Youth Group and was officially launched at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2009. 

The SA Next Generation Group has taken on the YFC concept and is looking to drive the challenge to Country Shows state-wide with aspiration to hold a state final at the Royal Adelaide Show.

What is the YFC?

The YFC has been designed to promote excellence in farming and rural community spirit by showcasing the involvement of youth in Agriculture. The challange intends to showcase the skills, equipment and techniques used by farmers in everyday field activities through a series of challenges which must be completed in the fastest time and with the highest precision.

Examples of challenges include: sheep drenching, transferring a pile of dirt, hay stacking, setting up a portable electric fence, bag stitching of chaff, mending a pair of pants whilst being worn, kicking a footy and many more!

Want to hold a YFC at your SA Country Show?

More information & downloads

>> YFC Information Pack

Competition forms & documents for your event
>> Example flyer (can be used as a template)
>> Challenge Sheet
>> Team Registration/Expression Form
>> Official Score Sheet
>> Steward Score Sheet
>> Participant Indemnity Waiver Form

For more information and assistance contact Next Gen via email or call (08) 8210 5231.

You must advise Next Gen if you are holding a YFC at your show.


Contact SA Next Gen:

Postal Address: PO Box 108 Goodwood SA 5034
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Facebook: SA Next Gen

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Jeremy Schutz
Phone: 0408 105 892

Young Farmer's Challenge Coordinator
Bevan Schutz
Phone: 0439 865 447

Kayla Starkey
Phone: 0421 328 590