National Farmers' Federation

A Greener Future

Labour shortages are a significant problem for the agricultural sector. Recent
figures suggest that 80% of farmers experience difficulty finding workers at varying points in the year.
Labour shortages in agriculture are not a new issue. The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has been campaigning for a government response to the problem since 2005. However, the industry recognises that the Government
cannot solve this problem on its own.
As such, various programs have been established to promote, attract and retain domestic farm workers. Most of the programs are driven by the agricultural sector — they are, at their core, ‘grassroots’ initiatives. The NFF is committed to working with industry and Government, to continue to develop a homegrown farm workforce.
This link is a summary of the programs and initiatives available to Australians considering a career in agriculture.

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