MIXING a love of Lego and agriculture is paying dividends for a university student.
Aimee Snowden is originally from a mixed farming property at Tocumwal and is studying at Charles Sturt University in Wagga.
In what can only be considered a novel approach, she has created a blog.
The blog celebrates all things agricultural and features cleverly placed pieces of Lego in rural photographs.
Miss Snowden has an ideal platform to express her creative side and show off her photography skills.
She started the popular Lego Farmer blog after participating in the Global Youth-Ag Summit.
The agricultural business management student studies through distance education online.
"The summit was a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with youth from within the agricultural industry from all around the world," she said.
"It's inspiring to be in a room with so many people who share your passion and are able to bring to the table so many different experiences.
The theme of the Summit was feeding a hungry planet and delegates focused on five key issues to form part of a declaration to the United Nations.
Miss Snowden said studying agribusiness seemed like a natural progression after working in the irrigation sector.
“The field of agriculture excites me … we are an industry that feeds the world,” she said.
At the completion of her degree Miss Snowden plans to stay in the agricultural industry.
“I believe there are so many opportunities in agriculture - and the Youth Ag-Summit has only increased my passion and drive to a be a part of this sector,” she said.
It was the affinity with growing up on a family property at Tocumwal – which features a mix of irrigation, livestock production and fodder, which ignited her interest in agriculture.
The Lego Farmer blog has been running for a year.
“I created the Lego Farmer to connect – pardon the pun – with others about the value of Australian agriculture. I believe we need to tell a positive story about agriculture in an engaging way that interests consumers and children alike,” she said.
“I enjoy taking photos, and this seem a good way for me to share my story in Australian agriculture through social media.”