Young cattle producer named 2015 Nab Agribusiness Rising Champion

Beef Central, 20/08/2015
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NAB’s Geoff Rose, 2015 Rising Champion Kevin Stark, Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce and CCA president Howard Smith.

A young cattle producer from Victoria was last night named as the 2015 NAB Agribusiness Rising Champion at a Cattle Council gala dinner at The National Press Club in Canberra.

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering graduate Kevin Stark co-manages his family’s cattle, sheep and irrigation farming property at Lake Mundy in Southern Victoria.

He is now the 2015 Nab Agribusiness Rising Champion and has the unique opportunity to participate as the next Five Nations Beef Alliance conference from October 18-23 in Durango and Mazatlán Mexico.

Geoff Birchnell from New South Wales recieved the NAB Agribusiness Encouragement Award. Geoff owns a cattle property near Tamworth, and runs an export consulting business.

Cattle Council President, Howard Smith said the passion and eagerness to learn that all Rising Champions participants demonstrated was invigorating for the industry.

“As the next representatives of the beef industry, I believe we are in good hands if individuals such as these are stepping up into roles at local, state and national levels,” Mr Smith said.

“I look forward to following the progress of each of our Initiative participants and would particularly like to congratulate Kevin and Geoff.”

Geoff Rose, NAB Agribusiness New South Wales Regional Manager, gold sponsors of the initiative said “Congratulations to Kevin, 2015 Nab Agribusiness Rising Champion. This award demonstrates why investment in our young leaders is critical in the ongoing sustainability, development and success of Agribusiness.

“I would like to congratulate all participants of the Initiative. The high calibre of this year’s nominees is a demonstration of the beef industries future,” Mr Rose said.

Source: Cattle Council of Australia



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