Our people are agriculture’s most valuable asset.
Agriculture career and lifestyle opportunities are unrivalled by any other industry. Career opportunities in the sector span on-farm, hands-on roles to jobs in marketing, science, finance and more. The opportunities are endless. Currently however, the growth of many farmers enterprises are constrained by a lack of access to unskilled and semi-skilled labour.
The NFF works with industry and Government to find solutions to deficit constraining the growth of many farmers through efforts to attract domestic and international workers. Farming remains one of Australia’s most dangerous vocations. The NFF’s top priority is safeguarding the safety and wellbeing of farmers, farm workers and families, with a target of zero farm fatalities by 2030.
The NFF is committed to fostering a productive and flexible workplace that supports diversity and participation; and promoting agriculture as a vocation of choice.
The NFF Members’ Council adopted the Industry Commitment to Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment in May 2021. This document represents the agricultural sector’s firm, zero-tolerance stance on workplace sexual harassment. Its principles will form the basis of planned future actions intended to understand, identify and prevent sexual harassment on farms and in other agricultural workplaces.