A new recruit to a program that develops young farmers will hit the ground running from a Dubbo base.
Tim Flynn, who has a double degree in law and business, has been appointed to help lead the NSW Department of Primary Industries' (DPI) Young Farmer Business Program.
As the program coordinator he will be based at Dubbo.
Mr Flynn is from Mudgee, where his family runs a sheep and cattle property.
During his time as president of Robb College at the University of New England at Armidale, he helped coordinate many events for rural students and had been closely following the Young Farmer Business Program.
"I went to one of the workshops in Dubbo and I thought what a great idea, this is exactly what young farmers need," Mr Flynn said.
"It's a big career change to step away from law, but I am really excited to be joining a program that is genuinely having an impact and helping young people.
"I'm 26 years old and have connections right across NSW that form part of the target market.
"I am keen to bring new ideas to the program and get on the road and hear the feedback from young farmers and fishers."
Program manager Alexandra Hicks said she was thrilled that Tim could join the team.
"Tim has a great background working in a complex legal environment with lots of stakeholders," she said.
"He also understands the agricultural sector and he is a people person.
"I think he will bring a lot of value to this role."
The DPI reports that since the program started in 2017 it has hosted 1471 attendees at 58 events across NSW.
A total of 65 per cent of event attendees increased their belief in their own ability to make good business decisions, and 75 per cent of event attendees agreed their support network had strengthened, the DPI reported.