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Cattle Council calls for rising beef producers

Beef Central, 26/06/2013

 

Cattle Council of Australia is calling on young beef producers to have their say regarding the future of the Australian beef industry through participation in the NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative.

Young industry stakeholders between the ages of 21 and 35 years are eligible to apply to be involved, and have until August 2 to submit an application (forms accessible here).

Successful candidates from each state and territory will travel to Canberra in October to share their views on opportunities and challenges facing the Australian beef industry.

CCA president, Andrew Ogilvie, says the NAB Agribusiness Rising Champions Initiative is about providing young people with a passion for the Australian beef industry the opportunity to have their say on issues that will impact their future.

“Cattle Council sees the Initiative as being an investment for the future,” Mr Ogilvie said.

“Finalists will be given the opportunity to develop both personal and professional skills, as well as to attend tailored leadership and public speaking workshops. Finalists are asked to think strategically about the beef industry, to offer their ideas and contribute to the top-level policy development that goes on in our industry.”

Finalists will also have the chance to meet like-minded young people involved in the beef industry from around Australia and create networks with beef industry leaders, Mr Ogilvie said. 

The person judged to demonstrate the greatest leadership potential will win the title of 2014 NAB Agribusiness Beef Industry Rising Champion, to be announced at the Gala Event on October 30. This title will include an all-expenses paid tour to the US to attend the Five Nations Beef Alliance conference in 2014.

Cattle Council expressed its appreciation to gold sponsor National Australia Bank Agribusiness for its continued support of the Rising Champions initiative, now in its fourth year. McDonalds Australia has also joined as a silver sponsor for the 2013 Initiative. 

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