The Next Generation

Act Belong Commit Darkan Sheepfest President, Jodie King, cannot have more passion for sheep, wool and involving young Australians in the industry.

ā€œIā€™m so excited to see The Next Generation Hub at Sheepfest this year. There are so many young people getting involved in the wool industry, this is our future for the next 50 years and I think it is in very capable hands!ā€

Jodie King

The Next Generation Hub is set to be a buzzing meeting place for youth at Act Belong Commit Darkan Sheepfest. There will be interactive activities as well as industry representatives present for meet and greet opportunities. These include Rural Ambassadors and Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia Next Gen Committee members Lauren Patane and Chloe Blight, WA Shearing Ambassadors, and Western Australian College of Agriculture representatives.

photo of smiling blonde woman wearing pearl stud earrings and blue and white striped shirt with arms resting on gate in a shearing shed. She has a broad smile and is looking at the camera.
Jodie King, Act Belong Commit Darkan Sheepfest President.
a teenaged boy wearing blue long-sleeved worksheet holds a sample of fine white merino wool in his hands as he looks at the camera. Behind him in the shearing shed, blurred in the background, shearers are bending down shearing sheep.
Ag College student Zaine Cuthbert, from Darkan, will be competing at the 2024 Darkan Sheepfest.