After announcing their new Junior Advisory Group (JAG) in January, the Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) has now established a Junior Board with five passionate young women from the region. The first JAG Board meeting was held this week with newly appointed members Danielle Roberts, Ella Perry, Isabella Kerr and Amelie Espinoza joining Chairperson Tori Bowden.

The meeting was a great success with the Junior Board sharing ideas and discussing plans for activities that JAG members will be able to participate in. The Junior Board will be leading JAG to help share the ideas and perspective of young people living in the Burnett Mary region.

Chair of the Junior Board Tori Bowden says, “I am so excited to see the Junior Advisory Group come to life! I have been working with BMRG staff for over six months to help shape this initiative and it is great to meet other youth who are just as passionate as I am about making a difference in our region.”

CEO of Burnett Mary Regional Group, Shelia Charlesworth says, “We are thrilled to have found five exceptional young women to drive the Junior Advisory Group forward. This group is extremely important for improving sustainable practices and building the capacity of youth to assist farmers, industry groups and community groups to enhance our beautiful region.”

JAG is a free membership group open to 13 to 17 year old’s interested in agriculture or the environment. Members will have the opportunity to contribute to the development, implementation and promotion of Natural Resource Management initiatives – plus have a lot of fun along the way with different events and activities!

Schools within the Burnett Mary region are encouraged to get involved with opportunities for their students to develop new skills and gain valuable work experience whilst working with like-minded individuals.

To become a member or learn more visit